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Fargo woman arrested after man severely injured falling off hood of her moving car

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Police officers investigate a crash Monday on the 1200 block of 26th Avenue South, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor2 / 3
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FARGO — A woman has been jailed in connection with a Monday afternoon incident that left a man with life-threatening injuries after falling off the hood of a moving car in south Fargo, authorities said.

Alicia Marie Johnson, 27, of Fargo was arrested Monday evening in south Moorhead, said Lt. Tory Jacobson of the Moorhead Police Department.

Johnson was booked into the Clay County Jail on suspicion of felony aggravated reckless endangerment. She’s expected eventually to be extradited to Cass County.

Johnson has not yet been charged in Cass County District Court, according to court records, which did not list an attorney for her.

The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, near 12th Street South and 26th Avenue in Fargo. Joshua R. Fonder, a man known to Johnson, somehow ended up on the hood of a moving car driven by her, said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson of the Fargo Police Department.

After Fonder fell off the hood, Johnson kept driving and eventually parked the car in the 2200 block of South University Drive, Anderson said.

Johnson then got into another vehicle with an unidentified man, and they left the area. Police later found Johnson in Moorhead, Anderson said.

Fonder, 33, was taken to a hospital, and his injuries were considered life-threatening. He does not have a permanent address, the deputy chief said.

“It's still unknown if the incident was an accident or intentional ...the incident is under investigation,” Anderson said in an email.

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