Motorcycle Collision in Grand Forks Leads to DUI Arrest

A car and motorcycle collided in Grand Forks, North Dakota, resulting in the motorcyclist's arrest for driving under the influence. The incident occurred when the car turned into a school parking lot and was struck by the motorcycle.

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Motorcycle Collision in Grand Forks Leads to DUI Arrest

Motorcycle Collision in Grand Forks Leads to DUI Arrest

A collision between a car and motorcycle in Grand Forks on Saturday evening resulted in the motorcyclist being arrested for driving under the influence. The incident occurred at 7:40 p.m. in the 900 block of South 20th Street.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the ongoing issue of drunk driving, which remains a major contributor to road fatalities in North Dakota. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of strict enforcement and education to prevent such accidents and protect public safety.

According to the Grand Forks Police Department, a 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Heather Wippler, 39, of Grand Forks, was turning into the Ben Franklin Elementary School parking lot when it was struck by a 2010 Yamaha V95 motorcycle operated by Tyler Power, 33, also of Grand Forks.

Power was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence. He was also cited for not having liability insurance and being an unqualified operator. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

The GFPD is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 701-787-7000 to assist with the investigation.

The collision serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence. In 2022, there were over 4,000 DUI arrests made in North Dakota according to the state's Highway Patrol. Alcohol-related crashes accounted for 42% of motor vehicle fatalities in the state that year.

Key Takeaways

  • Motorcyclist Tyler Power, 33, arrested for DUI after collision with car in Grand Forks.
  • Incident occurred at 7:40pm on South 20th Street, no injuries reported.
  • Power also cited for no liability insurance and being an unqualified operator.
  • 2022 saw over 4,000 DUI arrests in North Dakota, with 42% of fatalities alcohol-related.
  • Witnesses asked to contact Grand Forks Police Department at 701-787-7000 to assist investigation.