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Forum staff reports, Published July 17 2013

Minot woman gets 5 years in prison for fiery Moorhead crash

MOORHEAD – A Minot, N.D., woman will spend five years in prison for driving drunk and causing a fiery crash in Clay County.

Brianna Pallotta pleaded guilty June 12 to DWI and criminal vehicular operation in Clay County District Court. The 25-year-old was sentenced Monday to five years.

Pallotta was southbound on Highway 75 north of Moorhead in October when she attempted to pass another vehicle and struck another car head-on.

The elderly couple in the second car, Nolan and Doris Underlee, were critically injured.

Pallotta had to be pulled from her burning car.

She will be given credit for time served.