Allegedly impaired driver strikes woman

Timothy Mock, 23, Burlington, was arrested Monday night following an incident where he allegedly struck and seriously injured a woman on a crosswalk in the 2400 block of East Burdick Expressway around 10:30 p.m.

Baelee Reiter, 23, Minot, was walking across Burdick Expressway just east of its intersection with Souris Drive, south of the racetrack on the fairgrounds, when she was allegedly struck by Mock’s vehicle.

Police maintain that Mock had been impaired that night and arrested him with a charge of Class C felony-level driving under the influence, as well as a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Mock has two priors in the Northwest Judicial District of North Dakota for robbery, a Class B felony, and unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, a Class C felony. Both charges stem from an incident on Sep. 16, 2007, when he was a minor.

He had pled guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 10 years, with credit for 51 days and six years suspended. That left three years and 342 days of servable time followed by five years of supervised probation.

It is unknown how much time he served of the sentence.

Reiter was transported to Trinity Hospital in minot with unspecified, but multiple, injuries sustained in the crash. Reiter’s medical status is unknown.

A hearing on Mock’s charge is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 11 a.m.