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Alleged drunk driver crashes through Oakes house

- Associated Press - Monday, March 17, 2014

OAKES, N.D. (AP) - An Oakes man was treated at a hospital and released after a motorist crashed his pickup truck into the man's house.

The Highway Patrol says the truck went through the dining room, living room and bathroom before coming to rest in a bedroom about mid-day Sunday.

Authorities say 28-year-old Nick Podoll was injured when he was struck by debris. His wife and 2-year-old daughter were not hurt.

The patrol identified the driver of the pickup as 38-year-old Dale Smith Jr. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Smith did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment Monday.

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