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Published May 23, 2011, 04:37 AM

Trial Set For Man Who Had to be Rescued From Flooded Wahpeton-area Road

By: Associated Press,

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who faces a reckless endangerment charge after being rescued from a flooded North Dakota road is to stand trial this summer.

The Daily News reports that 22-year-old Joseph Reinke of Janesville, Wis., has pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment and driving without liability insurance and is scheduled for a two-day trial beginning July 27.

Authorities say the student at the State College of Science and two passengers had to be rescued on April 5 after their pickup truck was swept away by floodwaters in Richland County and partially submerged.

Reinke could face more than a year in jail and $3,000 in fines if convicted.

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