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Bismarck Police Officer Dawson Rogstad was injured in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in downtown Bismarck.


The woman who didn't stop at a red light and collided with a Bismarck police officer last week has been cited for driving under the influence.

Andrea Lynn Lawler, 24, of Linton, was cited Friday for the Class B misdemeanor.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol previously reported she did not stop at a flashing red light while westbound on East Rosser Avenue before she pulled out onto North Seventh Street where she collided with Bismarck Police Officer Dawson Rogstad, who was on patrol and southbound in his patrol vehicle.

Rogstad braked but hit Lawler's passenger side with his front. He was later treated and released from a hospital for minor injuries from the Dec. 21 crash.

Roads were snow-covered at the time though the weather was clear, Highway Patrol reported.

Lawler and her passenger, Kellan Geiger, were uninjured.

Lawler also was cited for failure to stop or yield for a flashing red light, a $20 fine.

Lawler's initial appearance for her DUI citation is set for Jan. 17.

Her citation states a minimum mandatory penalty of a $500 fine and a chemical dependency evaluation.

This is her first such offense.

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