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Published December 09 2012

Driver takes stolen truck, trailer on wild ride down University

FARGO - A man is in the hospital after police say he stole a 1-ton truck and trailer and went on a destructive ride.

The incident happened about 3:45 this morning as the owner of the vehicle was unloading a Bobcat from the attached trailer. Police say the suspect stole the truck and drove wildly down North University. He took down part of the airport fence and drove over embankments until the vehicle shut down.

“You can see that this was obviously a very dangerous type of situation involving somebody driving a very large vehicle. And it certainly could have caused somebody to get hurt, and we’re thankful that didn't happen,” Lt. Joel Vettel said.

Randy Widow, 41, was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment.