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3:16 a.m. Expired tabs. College Avenue N./Minnesota Street W. While on patrol an officer saw a vehicle traveling east bound on Birch Street W. by College Avenue N. The vehicle had November 2016 tabs and the registered owner came back suspended. The officer activated their emergency lights and stopped the vehicle and identified the female driver. She said it was not her car and she didn’t know where the insurance card was. She said she didn’t know she was canceled. The officer issued a citation for driving after cancelation, expired registration and no proof of insurance.
12:35 p.m. Medical. 104 10th Ave. SE. Officer was dispatched to a female who was having chest pains and difficulty breathing. Officer arrived on scene; the female met the officer at the door. The officer had her sit down and the officer administered oxygen until rescue arrived. Rescue took over treatment, transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital.
12:50 p.m. Car accident. CR 75. An officer on duty was dispatched to a vehicle crash at the intersection of CR 75/Second Ave. N.W. Vehicle one failed to yield to vehicle two, striking vehicle two in the right rear wheel. Vehicle one had damage to its front and vehicle two had damage to its right rear.
11:02 p.m. Expired registration. 725 CR 75 W. While on patrol traveling westbound on CR 75 by CR 3 an officer saw a vehicle parked down by the ballfields. The officer identified the driver. The officer saw the vehicle had September 2016 registration on the vehicle. The male driver said he bought them two weeks ago online. The driver didn’t have current insurance information. The officer issued a citation for expired registration and no proof of insurance. His vehicle was stuck in the snow and he called for roadside assistant.
5:36 p.m. DUI. 103rd Avenue/Third Avenue S.W. Dispatch reported a vehicle in the ditch on 103rd Avenue in St. Joseph. An officer located the vehicle in the ditch just south of Iverson Street on 103rd Avenue. The officer pulled up and found a man to be the lone occupant in the vehicle and he was in the driver’s seat with the car turned off, but in reverse. The man smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety and preliminary breath test. The man blew a .20 in di-methyl tryptamine. The man was arrested for second-degree DUI.