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Helmut Schmidt, Published September 16 2013

Fargo woman charged with DUI after crash

FARGO – A woman was charged with driving under the influence after she smashed into a parked car and pushed it about 75 feet and up onto the boulevard in south Fargo early Sunday morning, police report.

Kristina Nybold, 28, of Fargo, was driving southbound with two passengers in her car on the 2600 block of 14th Street South just after 1 a.m. when the accident occurred, police Sgt Kevin Pallas said.

A witness estimated that Nybold’s 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible was traveling at a high rate of speed, perhaps 50 to 60 mph, Pallas said, when the car came to a point where the road jogs to form 15th Street South.

Pallas said the car drifted to the east side of the road and hit a north-facing parked car and pushed it about 75 feet and into a yard, narrowly missing a tree.

Nybold and a male passenger were taken to Essentia Hospital, where she was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries.

Pallas said Nybold was charged with DUI, but due to her injuries was allowed to stay at the hospital, rather than booked into the Cass County Jail.

The male front-seat passenger, who was not named, was treated and released at Essentia. A female backseat passenger, also not identified, complained of injury but was not hospitalized, Pallas said.

Both passengers were adults from Fargo, Pallas said.

Police believe alcohol played a factor in the crash as containers were found in the vehicle, Pallas said.

Residential speed limits are generally 25 mph, Pallas said.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583