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North Dakota highway trooper nearly hit by drunk driver


FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A North Dakota highway trooper is counting their blessing after nearly getting hit by a drunk driver.


Jennifer Hirchert, 32, was arrested for driving under the influence and it’s her fourth DUI since 2014 and second of this year, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.


Troopers were providing traffic control for a tow truck along interstate 94 in Fargo on Friday morning when Hirchert’s vehicle nearly struck the trooper.


Her blood alcohol blood concentration tested at .17, which's above the current legal limit of .08.



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Unbelievable.... 4TH dui..... Should have been in PRISON after the first one.. With any luck the attempted murder of a state trooper will finally put her away.... Oh wait, they wont charge her with that.. she will get another dwi on her record and do 500 hrs of community service.


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South Dakaota is known for growing DUI drivers. In August this year, a South Dakota man received his 16th DUI conviction. Robert Groethe, 60, of Rapid City received a two year prison sentence for his 16th DUI conviction (19th arrest) with a blood alcohol content level of 0.247 percent which resulted in the collision of a parked car outside of a casino. Groethe’s DUI history goes back to 1977. Since then Groeth has racked up 19 DUI arrests, 16 DUI convictions, with 11 of 16 convictions resulting in felony charges. South Dakota is allegedly home to a potential DUI record holder. nicknamed, “Mr. DUI,” Jerry Zeller is rumored to have racked up 30+ DUI arrests.  Mr. DUI from driving drunk again was his death in 2008. Zeller fell asleep with a lit cigarette which Zeller perished in the fire. Rumor has it that alcohol played a part in the incident too.

When my friend Fred Griffith was struck and killed two year's ago, that person already had three DUI convictions and Fred's death was conviction number four. Rest in Peace Fred.    R.

Randall C. Resch

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Thats incredible... I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I know your pain. the man that murdered my father was on his 3rd dwi when he hit my father. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and supposedly was deported at his release. (He was an illegal immigrant) this was 18 years ago. My father was a vietnam veteran who served 2 tours of duty, spent time as a p.o.w., came home, started a family and a thriving business Only to get killed by a drunk who had no right to even be here. All these years later it is still an incredibly difficult thing for me to accept. I have ZERO pity for anyone who gets behind the wheel after drinking and gets caught. In fact I celebrate when p.d calls me to impound a dwi car. And I always thank the arresting officer because he or she may have just saved someones life.... May your friend rest in peace...... I miss you Dad,.... And yes Dad, Im still Pulling the hooks..


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