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Minnesota man rolls pickup, arrested for DUI in New Year's Day crash

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. — A 48-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving after he lost control of his pickup, struck an embankment and rolled.

Mark Vergal of Breckenridge, Minn., was driving north on 182nd Avenue Southeast and 99th Street, Fairmount, at 2:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, when he lost control and slid into the ditch, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office. His pickup rolled, coming to rest on its wheels. Vergal was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge, for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the accident, and Vergal was arrested for driving under the influence, according to sheriff's deputies.