Grand Forks Police Department
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Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    City of Grand Forks Police Department
    News Release

    Motor Vehicle Crash

    Date & Time of Event:October 31st, 2013 @ 0052 hrs
    Location:800 N. Washington St
    ICR #:201307211
    Investigating Officer:Officer Drees
    Supervisor:Sgt. T. Benson
    Daytime Contact Person at PD:
    Release Prepared By:Sgt. T. Benson
    Date of Release:10/31/2013
    Time of Release:0400 hrs


    On October 31, 2013, at 0052 hours, Grand Forks Police observed a vehicle traveling on S. Washington St. at a high rate of speed. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle, but it fled northbound. Upon reaching the 800 block of N. Washington St., the driver of the fleeing vehicle lost control and struck a pole and a tree.

    The driver of the vehicle, Brandin Foster, 34, of Grand Forks, was trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extracted. Foster was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Altru with apparent non-life threatening injuries. Foster was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Reckless Driving. Other charges are pending.

    Nobody else was injured in the crash, and the crash is still under investigation.

    The Grand Forks Police Department was assisted by the Grand Forks Fire Department, UND Police Department, US Border Patrol and Altru Ambulance.