*Update* Barnes County DUI injury crash *Name Release* – May 13, 2024

What: One vehicle DUI injury crash
Where: Southbound Barnes County Road 21 & 30th St SE (2 miles north of Valley City, ND)
When: May 12th, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. Central Time
Road Conditions: Dry asphalt
Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Crash Involvement: Motorcycle left the roadway and overturned
Agencies Involved:

North Dakota Highway Patrol Barnes County Sheriff’s Office
Barnes County Ambulance Barnes County Rural Fire
Sanford AirMed

Vehicle No. 1: 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle
Driver No. 1: Christopher P. Jacobson, 45, of Valley City, ND – injured
Restraints: No helmet
Charges: Driving under the influence

Christopher Jacobson was southbound on County Road 21 driving towards Valley City when
he lost control of the motorcycle and ran off the road coming to rest in the west ditch.
Christopher was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious life-threatening injuries.
The Barnes County Ambulance treated Christopher on scene before he was transported to CHI
Mercy Hospital in Valley City before being flown by Sanford AirMed to Sanford in Fargo.
Christopher remains in the care of Sanford. He was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

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