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Police across region face similar DUI traffic compared to last year

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Moorhead police and Clay County Sheriff vehicles respond to pull a car involved in a police chase out of a ditch on Sunday, Nov. 1. Andrew Nelson / WDAY

FARGO — Police across the region saw the same, if not slightly more, traffic for driving under the influence calls during the Halloween weekend compared to 2019.

Fargo police made eight DUI arrests this past Halloween weekend, compared to seven last year.

Both Moorhead and Grand Forks police responded to two calls involving drivers under the influence, the same number as 2019.

This year, Moorhead police were involved in a chase across Interstate 94 involving a drunk driver, who was later identified as 28-year-old Derek Berg of Ogema, Minn.

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North Dakota state troopers arrested Berg on driving while intoxicated charges, and he could face a number of other charges, including reckless driving, property damage and fleeing a police officer, according to the Moorhead Police Department.

In West Fargo's case, they responded to one DUI call both this year and in 2019.

Overall, Fargo police have made over 330 DUI arrests this year, while they made over 400 at this time last year.

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Derek Berg, 28, Ogema, Minn.

Tanner Robinson is a producer for First News on WDAY-TV.
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