Harwood woman arrested after driving into water filled ditch

Photo by: Cass County Jail
Photo by: Cass County Jail

(Harwood, ND) -- A Harwood woman has been taken into custody after driving into a water filled ditch Tuesday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office tells WDAY Radio that shortly before 7:00 p.m, deputies along with Harwood Fire and Rescue and Sandford Ambulance, responded to the west end of Harwood for a vehicle that left the roadway and entered a field full of water.

The driver was assisted from the vehicle to the roadway by Harwood Fire prior to deputies arriving on scene. Once deputies arrived on scene, a DUI investigation was conducted based off initial signs of impairment.

As a result, 64-year-old Laurie Anne Nielson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. No injuries occurred as a result of the crash, and Nielson was transported to the Cass County Jail.

She also faces a charge of DUI refusal from the scene.