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The damaged Toyota SUV driven by Amanda Hageman, 31, of Fargo, N.D., sits in the lot of MTW Towing on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in West Fargo after she drove it into a freight train early Thursday at the crossing on the 500-block of Ninth Street East, West Fargo. Hageman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, false reports to law enforcement and refusing a chemical test. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

SUV driver accused of DUI after train strikes vehicle in West Fargo

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WEST FARGO, N.D. -- A woman whose SUV collided with a freight train early Thursday has been accused of driving drunk, West Fargo police said.

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The crash was reported about 1:40 a.m. at a crossing in West Fargo, Assistant Chief Mike Reitan said.

The driver, Amanda Hageman, 31, of Fargo, and her passenger, another woman from Fargo, were not hurt. The train crew also reported no injuries, Reitan said.

The arms of the crossing were down when the westbound train struck the front end of the southbound SUV, causing extensive damage to the vehicle, Reitan said.

He said officers smelled alcohol on Hageman. She was arrested and booked into the Cass County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, false reports to law enforcement and refusing a chemical test.

In North Dakota, Hageman has prior convictions for drunken driving in 2002 and 2008.

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