FARGO — A 28-year-old Fargo chef who was run over by a driver at a downtown Fargo intersection in 2018 was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday night, Nov. 11, after getting into a crash.

Before 8 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a crash with injuries in the 500 block of 10th Street South, about a half mile south of downtown Fargo.

A vehicle driven by 28-year-old Joe Swegarden had crashed into the rear of another vehicle and then ran into a tree, according to a news release from the Fargo Police Department.

Swegarden had a blood alcohol level of 0.235%, police said, nearly three times the legal limit of .08%, and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Luke Gunderson
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Luke Gunderson, who was driving the vehicle Swegarden reportedly crashed into, was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and he had an open warrant, police said.

A minor passenger in Gunderson's vehicle was hurt in the crash but was not taken to the hospital, a police spokeswoman said.

Court records did not list attorneys for Gunderson or Swegarden. Gunderson has an arraignment in court set for Dec. 30.

Swegarden was injured in August 2018 when he was hit by a driver while trying to cross the street at Sixth Avenue North and Roberts Street.

Prosecutors allege 32-year-old Pryscilla Shantyl Littleswallow exchanged words with Swegarden before accelerating, hitting him and pinning him under her vehicle.

Littleswallow faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated reckless driving. A bench trial is set for Monday, Nov. 16.