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Published September 28, 2010, 07:33 AM

Repairs to highway damaged by a pickup driver could cost over $200k

Sabin, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It could cost more than $200-thousand dollars to repair part of Clay County Highway 52 that was damaged by a pickup driver this weekend.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Clay County authorities say 21-year-old Austin Nieland from St. Cloud moved a barricade on Saturday to drive on the stretch of road that had just been resurfaced.

Nieland hit a piece of pavement machinery at the intersection of Highway 52 and County Highway 10. Deputies say Nieland admitted to drinking before the crash, but it's not clear yet if he'll face DWI charges.