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Forum staff reports, Published May 05 2013

Man accused of DUI, fleeing from deputy in Richland County

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. – Authorities say one person was arrested after fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle at 5:35 p.m. on Friday about 3 miles south of here.

According to a Richland County Sheriff’s Office news release, Nick Manikowski refused to stop when a Richland County deputy attempted to stop him for a traffic violation. The pursuit continued for 14 miles, ending in a CRP field.

A grass fire started in the field during Manikowski’s arrest. No one was injured, and the Lidgerwood Fire Department responded.

Manikowski was arrested and charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and DUI. This case is still under investigation.