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Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of North Dakota or Court of Appeals of North Dakota where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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State v. Smith - 5/25/2005
AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED. [ ] Clifford Smith appealed from a criminal judgment, entered upon Smith's conditional guilty plea to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in violation of N.D.C.C....

City of Grand Forks v. Barnum - 5/19/2005
AFFIRMED. [ ] Steven Lee Barnum appealed from a criminal judgment entered on a jury verdict of guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor. We affirm. I. [ ] Barnum was arrested for...

Bollin v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 5/17/2005
AFFIRMED. [ ] The North Dakota Department of Transportation ("Department") appeals from a district court judgment reversing the administrative hearing officer's suspension of Eric Scott Bollin's driving privileges for 365 days...

Koenig v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 5/17/2005
REVERSED. [ ] The North Dakota Department of Transportation ("Department") appeals from a district court judgment reversing its administrative suspension of Kevin Koenig's driving privileges for ninety-one days. We reverse the...

Aker v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 4/26/2005
AFFIRMED. [ ] The North Dakota Department of Transportation appeals a district court judgment reversing an administrative hearing officer's decision to suspend Cheryl Aker's driving privileges for 91 days for driving under the...

May v. Sprynczynatyk - 4/11/2005
AFFIRMED. [ ] Daryl May has appealed from a district court judgment affirming a hearing officer's decision to suspend May's driver's license for two years. We affirm, concluding that the failure of the Department of...

State v. Steen - 12/17/2004
AFFIRMED. [ ] Randal Steen appealed from a criminal judgment of conviction for possession and manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, and from an order denying his motion for post-conviction relief....

Jensen v. State - 11/2/2004
Jensen was convicted of driving while his license was revoked, driving under the influence, and giving a false report to law enforcement. We affirmed those convictions in State v. Jensen, 2001 ND 117, 1, 636 N.W.2d 674, holding Jensen...

State v. Berger - 7/22/2004
On the evening of November 30, 2002, Officer Vanderhoef of the Mandan Police Department was following a van driven by Lance Berger on Main Street in Mandan. Officer Vanderhoef noticed Berger was tailgating the vehicle in front of him, and...

Aamodt v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 6/30/2004
On October 4, 2003, at approximately 12:44 a.m., Mandan Police Officers Tim Bleth and Kelly Dollinger observed Aamodt and Loren Smith get out of a taxicab and walk toward a white Ford pickup. The officers were in plain clothes in an...

City of Minot v. Kary - 6/30/2004
Trenton Jacob Kary appeals criminal judgments entered upon a jury verdict finding him guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in violation of N.D.C.C. § 39-08-01(1)(b) and unlawful consumption of alcohol in violation of...

State v. Higgins - 6/3/2004
At 10:30 p.m. on July 12, 2003, Higgins received a citation alleging he committed "the following offense: Operate a motorboat while under the influence in violation of Sec. 20.1-13-07 NDCC . . . in violation of Governor's boating...

Wetsch v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 5/5/2004
On May 10, 2003, Officer Tim Bleth of the Mandan Police Department clocked Wetsch's vehicle driving 36 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. Officer Bleth continued to follow the vehicle, which reached speeds of over 50 miles per...

State v. Clark - 4/19/2004
AFFIRMED. [ ] Larry Clark appealed from a criminal conviction entered upon a jury verdict finding him guilty of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. We conclude the State's closing argument was not obvious error, and we...

Johnson v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 3/23/2004
The North Dakota Department of Transportation appeals from a Southeast Judicial District Court judgment reversing an administrative hearing officer's decision to suspend Aaron Johnson's driving privileges for driving under the influence of...

Dettler v. Sprynczynatyk - 3/23/2004
On February 20, 2003, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Fargo Police Officer Jonathan Bair observed a pickup in the ditch on the north side of Main Avenue near 40th Street in Fargo. The ditch was snow-covered. The officer determined Dettler was...

Lee v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 1/14/2004
The North Dakota Department of Transportation appeals from a district court judgment reversing an administrative hearing officer's decision to suspend Della Mae Lee's driving privileges for 91 days. We affirm the district court...

DuPaul v. North Dakota Dep't of Transportation - 12/23/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Michael O. DuPaul appeals the district court's dismissal of his administrative appeal of a Department of Transportation order. The district court found it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction because DuPaul failed to...

State v. Knowels - 12/2/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Daniel Joseph Knowels appeals from a judgment of conviction entered upon a jury verdict finding him guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol under N.D.C.C. § 39-08-01. After the close of the State's...

In re L.D. - 12/2/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] L.D. appealed a district court order requiring him to undergo treatment for chemical dependence. We affirm. I. [ ] L.D.'s mother ("Petitioner") petitioned the district court to have L.D. involuntarily...

Hanson v. Director - 11/17/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Melissa Hanson is appealing a South Central Judicial District Court judgment affirming an administrative suspension of her driving privileges for driving under the influence of alcohol. Hanson argues that...

In re Z.C.B. - 9/23/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Z.C.B., J.B., and C.B. appealed a juvenile court order finding Z.C.B. committed the unruly act of minor in possession or consumption of alcohol while driving. We affirm. I. [ ] On October 31, 2002,...

State v. Schwab - 7/16/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Anna Marie Schwab appealed a judgment entered on a verdict finding her guilty of driving while under the influence of alcohol "and/or" with a blood alcohol concentration of at least .10 percent by weight. We...

In re A.B. - 6/17/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Norean Hoots, a social worker with Cass County Social Services, ("Cass County") appealed from a juvenile court order granting a motion by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians ("Turtle Mountain Tribe") under...

Peters-Riemers v. Riemers - 6/17/2003
REVERSED AND REMANDED. [ ] Roland C. Riemers appealed from an order holding him in contempt, and a resulting warrant of attachment and money judgment, for failing to comply with the property distribution provisions of a divorce...

Sonsthagen v. Sprynczynatyk - 6/5/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Jeffrey Sonsthagen appeals from the district court's September 27, 2002, Memorandum Opinion and Order affirming the North Dakota Department of Transportation's decision to revoke Sonsthagen's driving privileges for...

State v. Tollefson - 5/6/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Bruce Tollefson appeals from the April 10, 2002, order denying suppression of evidence and the final criminal judgment entered upon his conditional guilty plea to four counts of drug-related charges. We affirm. ...

[T] City of Devils Lake v. Alford - 4/15/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Denval Alford appeals his conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol to allow for review of the adverse ruling on his motion to suppress evidence. Alford argues the trial court abused its discretion when...

City of Grand Forks v. Ramstad - 3/26/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Darin Ramstad appealed from a judgment of conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol. We affirm. I. [ ] On February 20, 2002, Darin Ramstad was arrested for driving under the influence of...

State v. Jahner - 3/5/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Joseph Paul Jahner ("Jahner") appeals from a criminal judgment entered upon a jury verdict finding him guilty of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, and driving while under the influence of intoxicating...

Jensen v. State - 3/5/2003
AFFIRMED. [ ] Randy Scott Jensen appealed an order summarily denying his amended application for post-conviction relief. [ ] Jensen was convicted of Driving Under Revocation, Driving Under the Influence, and False Report to...

State v. Fitterer - 11/5/2002
REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. Larry Fitterer appeals the trial court's dismissal of his motion to suppress and the subsequent judgment based on a jury's verdict finding him guilty of driving under the influence of...

Knoll v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 5/14/2002
AFFIRMED. [ ] Darin Lee Knoll appeals from a district court judgment affirming the North Dakota Department of Transportation's decision to suspend his driver's license. We affirm, concluding (1) Knoll is barred from challenging...

State v. Norby - 4/19/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Robert O. Wefald, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] Lora Lou Norby appeals from her convictions for reckless endangerment, a class C felony,...

Isaak v. Sprynczynatyk - 4/16/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Stark County, Southwest Judicial District, the Honorable Ronald L. Hilden, Judge. REVERSED. [ ] The North Dakota Department of Transportation ("Department") appealed from a district court...

City of Devils Lake v. Lawrence - 2/20/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Ramsey County, Northeast Judicial District, the Honorable Donovan John Foughty, Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. [ ] The City of Devils Lake appealed from orders granting a suppression motion...

Buchholz v. State Dept. of Transportation - 2/20/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Burt L. Riskedahl, Judge. REVERSED. [ ] The North Dakota Department of Transportation ("Department") appeals from a district...

Piatz v. State Dept. of Transportation - 2/20/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Bruce A. Romanick, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] Under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(5), we summarily affirm the South Central Judicial...

City of Jamestown v. Jerome - 2/20/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable James M. Bekken, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] Brenda Jerome appealed from a judgment of conviction and an order of the district court...

State v. Lynch - 11/2/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Ward County, Northwest Judicial District, the Honorable Glenn Dill III, Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. [ ] Rodney L. Lynch appealed from the trial court's judgment of conviction entered upon...

State v. Kelly - 7/20/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Ronald E. Goodman, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] Joseph Kelly appealed from the trial...

State v. Jensen - 7/10/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Grand Forks County, Northeast Central Judicial District, the Honorable Debbie Gordon Kleven, Judge. AFFIRMED. Per Curiam. [ ] Randy Scott Jensen appeals from criminal judgments after...

State v. Rue - 5/22/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Eddy County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable James M. Bekken, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] Duane Rue appeals his escape conviction. Rue argues, under the circumstances, the escape...

State v. Berger - 3/5/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Benny A. Graff, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] Kenneth M. Berger appeals from a criminal...

Wetzel v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 2/15/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Lawrence A. Leclerc, Judge. REVERSED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] The North Dakota Department of...

State v. Glass - 12/12/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Burt L. Riskedahl, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Sandstrom, Justice. [ ] Tanya Renee Glass appeals from a...

State v. Gleeson - 12/7/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Robert O. Wefald, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Maring, Justice. [ ] George Gleeson appeals from a judgment...

State v. Loh - 10/26/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Benny A. Graff, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] Wayne J. Loh appeals from his judgment...

City of Mandan v. Leno - 10/26/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Robert O. Wefald, Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ] The City of Mandan...

Rott v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 10/3/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable John T. Paulson, Judge. REVERSED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] The North Dakota Department of...

State v. Haverluk - 10/3/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Stark County, Southwest Judicial District, the Honorable Ronald L. Hilden, Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Opinion of the Court by Sandstrom, Justice. [ ] The State of North Dakota...

City of West Fargo v. Hawkins - 9/6/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Cynthia A. Rothe-Seeger, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ] Kenneth Donald Hawkins...

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company v. Farm & City Insurance Company - 8/24/2000
Appeals from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Norman J. Backes, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] Casey Leikas, Vernon Leikas, Gail Leikas,...

City of Fargo v. Egeberg - 8/18/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Cynthia A. Rothe-Seeger, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Sandstrom, Justice. [ ] Duane Egeberg appeals from a...

State v. Steen - 8/18/2000
Appeals from the District Court of Bottineau County, Northeast Judicial District, the Honorable John C. McClintock, Jr., Judge. AFFIRMED AND REMANDED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] Vance Owen Steen...

Houn v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 6/29/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Bruce B. Haskell, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Sandstrom, Justice. [ ] Robert Houn appealed from a judgment...

State v. Martin - 6/8/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Williams County, Northwest Judicial District, the Honorable Gerald H. Rustad, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ] James Martin appealed from a...

State v. Torgerson - 5/25/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Robert O. Wefald, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] Torgerson appeals from a judgment...

State v. Dvorak - 1/19/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Stark County, Southwest Judicial District, the Honorable Zane Anderson, Judge. AFFIRMED. Robert P. Bennett, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office, 600 East Boulevard Avenue,...

State v. Ulmer - 12/22/1999
Appeal from the District Court of McIntosh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Donald L. Jorgensen, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] Russel Ulmer appealed from an order of the district court denying his motion under...

Burley v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 12/22/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Grand Forks County, Northeast Central Judicial District, the Honorable Kirk Smith, Judge. REVERSED. [ ] The Department of Transportation ("Department") appealed from a writ of mandamus...

City of Minot v. Johnson - 12/22/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Ward County, Northwest Judicial District, the Honorable Glenn Dill III, Judge. AFFIRMED. [ ] The City of Minot appeals from the trial court's suppression order. We affirm. [ ] On...

Seela v. Moore - 12/22/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Stark County, Southwest Judicial District, the Honorable Ronald L. Hilden, Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. [ ] The Director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation appealed from a...

Lemer v. Campbell - 12/1/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Ward County, Northwest Judicial District, the Honorable Robert W. Holte, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Neumann, Justice. [ ] Loren Leroy Campbell appeals from a judgment...

Kappel v. Director ND Department of Transportation - 12/1/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Grand Forks County, Northeast Central Judicial District, the Honorable Kirk Smith, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ] Kenneth Kappel appealed from...

Cleveland v. Director Cass County Social Services - 12/1/1999
Appeal from the Juvenile Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Norman J. Backes, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] R.G. ("Rebecca," a pseudonym) appealed from...

State v. Velasquez - 12/1/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Walsh County, Northeast Judicial District, the Honorable M. Richard Geiger, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ] Leonardo Velasquez appealed from a...

City of Bismarck v. Fettig - 10/20/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Thomas J. Schneider, Judge. AFFIRMED. City of Bismarck v. Fettig No. 990133 VandeWalle, Chief Justice. [ ]...

State v. Wanzek - 8/25/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Mikal Simonson, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by VandeWalle, Chief Justice. State v. Wanzek No. 990053 [ ]...

Eckman v. Stutsman County - 7/29/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Ronald E. Goodman, Judge. AFFIRMED. Maring, Justice. [ ] Ramona C. Eckman appeals from a trial court judgment following a...

State v. Burr - 7/29/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Thomas J. Schneider, Judge. AFFIRMED. Sandstrom, Justice. [ ] James A. Burr appeals from the criminal judgment entered...

City of Fargo v. Erickson - 7/29/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Lawrence A. Leclerc, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] Timothy Curtis Erickson appeals from a...

State v. Stewart - 7/29/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Benny A. Graff, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Kapsner, Justice. [ ] Patrick Stewart appealed from an order...

Morrell v. North Dakota Department of Transportation - 7/15/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Gail Hagerty, Judge. AFFIRMED. Morrell v. ND Dept. of Transportation No. 990024 VandeWalle, Chief Justice. The...

State v. Syvertson - 7/13/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Norman J. Backes, Judge. AFFIRMED. Opinion of the Court by Maring, Justice. State v. Syvertson No. 980027 [ ] Charles...

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