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The Dickinson Fire Department works at the scene of an accident at 45 Ninth Ave. W after a pickup crashed into the side of the unoccupied duplex at about 9 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014. (Dustin Monke | Forum News Service)

Pickup crashes into house in Dickinson, N.D.; driver charged with DUI

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The driver of a pickup was injured Sunday night after violently crashing into the side of an unoccupied Dickinson residence.

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Brian Foss, 40, of Dickinson, was eastbound on First Street West at about 60 mph when he lost control of the Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving and crashed into the northwest corner of a residence at 45 Ninth Ave. W. The pickup drove over and uprooted a large tree on the property before entering the residence just before 9 p.m.

Capt. David Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department said Foss was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the Dickinson Ambulance Service. A neighbor, whose vehicle was narrowly missed by the pickup, said he responded immediately after the crash and found Foss responsive but badly injured.

Wilkie said Foss was pinned in the vehicle and had to removed by the Dickinson Fire Department, Fire Chief Bob Sivak said.

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