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Megan Card, Published June 23 2012

Motorcycle crash with deer results in DWI arrest

QUEEN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle deer crash 11 p.m. Friday that left the 51-year-old driver with a third degree DWI arrest and minor injuries.

Driver Dale Osmonson was traveling northbound on County Road #3 when he and passenger, 39-year-old Tammie Friborg, col-lided with a deer. The collision caused the motor-cycle to crash into the west ditch.

Friborg was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health in Fosston, where she was treated and re-leased for minor injuries.

Osmonson also received minor injuries in the crash but refused treatment. He was arrested for a third degree DWI, which is known as a gross misde-meanor.

In Minnesota, a person can be charged with a third degree DWI when the indi-vidual has had one prior DWI offense within in the last ten years of their pre-sent offense, or if they elect to not submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine.

If convicted, Osmonson could face up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine.