Three officers injured during traffic stop in north Fargo
FARGO — A 33-year-old faces several charges in connection to an early Friday morning, Nov. 13, traffic stop in north Fargo that left three officers injured.
Irvin Leo Peltier Jr., no permanent address, will appear Monday in Cass County District Court on two felony counts of simple assault against a police officer, as well as misdemeanor counts of preventing an arrest and disorderly conduct.
Fargo officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 32nd Avenue North at 6:05 a.m. Friday for a report of an impaired driver who was spotted by the North Dakota National Guard Security Forces, the Fargo Police Department said in a news release. According to a criminal complaint:
Police identified the driver as 22-year-old Alyssah Rachelle Norquay, no permanent address, with Peltier as her passenger.
After exiting the vehicle twice, Peltier allegedly resisted arrest, enough to cause two officers to be sent to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Norquay also resisted officers' attempts to get her out of the vehicle, with one officer alleging she tried to put the keys in the ignition so she could drive away, the complaint said.
The third officer sustained several scrapes while trying to take Norquay into custody, but the officer did not need to be treated at a hospital, police said.
Norquay was charged with preventing arrest.