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Forum staff reports, Published March 16 2014

Driver crashes into house in Oakes; homeowner injured

OAKES, N.D. – A 38-year-old Oakes man crashed his vehicle into a home at 12:10 p.m. Sunday.

Dale Smith Jr. was driving his 1999 GMC truck southbound on Highway 1 here and crossed the northbound lane, drove over a boulevard, crossed Elm Avenue and crashed into the home of Nick and Alicia Podoll.

The vehicle drove through the dining room, living room and bathroom and came to rest in a bedroom.

Nick Podoll, 28, was treated for debris-related injuries, but his wife, 25, and 2-year-old daughter were unharmed.

Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI and transported by ambulance to Fargo for medical attention.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.