Briefly

Man allegedly tries to run someone off road

Police arrested Andrew Cueva, 21, Minot AFB, Monday just after 6 p.m. and charged him with terrorizing, a Class C felony, following an alleged incident involving another vehicle on Minot roadways.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of 16th Street and 20th Avenue Northwest for a vehicle that had allegedly been operated recklessly in the area and had “boxed in” another vehicle. The driver of the reportedly aggressive vehicle was later identified as Cueva. He had allegedly attempted to run another vehicle driven by an unidentified 20-year-old driver off the roadway in an attempt to retrieve a vehicle that he believed belonged to him.

Cueva was transported to the Ward County Jail.

Release contained in McKenzie County

WATFORD CITY The release of 12,600 gallons of salt water at a salt water disposal well in the Watford City area has been contained, North Dakota Oil and Gas Division officials said.

Missouri Basin Well Service Inc. reported on Sunday that the salt water was released, contained and recovered at Jellesed SWD 1, a disposal well about 20 miles northeast of Watford City.

A pipe failure was believed to have caused the release. A state inspector will monitor the cleanup, state officials said.

Leaking brine pipeline spills in Mandaree area

MANDAREE A spill from a leaking brine pipeline occurred about a mile south of Bear Den Bay in the Mandaree area. The leak initially impacted a creek that feeds into Lake Sakakawea.

Claryca Mandan, Three Affiliated Tribes Natural Resources administrator, and her staff were on site Tuesday. Tex Hall, tribal chairman, said late Tuesday that the spill had been contained. Further details were not available.

Man injured in highway accident

A South Carolina man was injured Monday just before 11 p.m. when his vehicle left U.S. Highway 2 and got stuck under a bridge, catching fire and pinning the him inside.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Christopher L.R. Lewin, 19, was on the highway when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle near the eastern interchange with U.S. Highway 52 and left the roadway to slide under the bridge. When firefighters were able to extinguish the vehicular fire they extricated Lewin from the vehicle. He was flown to Minneapolis to be treated for what the NDHP calls “serious injuries.”

Eastbound traffic on the highways was shut down for approximately two hours due to the crash. Speeding is believed to be a factor in the crash but the incident remains under investigation.