Shelby Lundy, Minot, charged with DUI, reckless driving, assaulting Highway Patrol trooper
Shelby Jolee Lundy, 21, is accused of kicking a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper in the head when he was trying to place her under arrest for fleeing law enforcement at a high rate of speed while drunk and high on methaphetamine on Jan. 11.
Lundy is charged in district court in Minot with Class C simple assault on a law enforcement officer, Class C felony preventing arrest, Class C felony reckless endangerment, Class C felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, Class B misdemeanor DUI and Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
She was scheduled to make an initial appearance before Judge Doug Mattson on Wednesday.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, authorities had received a report that Lundy was driving while high and had made a threat to harm herself by driving at 100 mph. Brandon Sola with the Highway Patrol turned on his emergency lights when he spotted Lundy driving at 92 mph in a 40 mph zone. She failed to stop and entered U.S. Highway 2 westbound, passing several vehicles in close proximity to the center line and forcing one vehicle to move over. Sola followed her vehicle and saw Lundy slow down multiple times before she turned onto a frontage road east bound towards Schatz Crossroads. She turned around in the parking lot and then started driving west. Sola ordered her to pull over and stop. She stopped at a stop sign and Sola pulled up to the driver’s side of the vehicle. Lundy pulled over and stopped. Sola got out of his patrol vehicle and drew his firearm and moved toward her driver’s side door. Lundy extended both middle fingers in the air at Sola. He tried to open the driver’s side door, which was locked. Lundy then seemed to put the vehicle back in drive and Sola moved to the front of the vehicle. Lundy yelled at him that she was going to run him over and accelerated the vehicle. Sola stepped to the side, swung his right hand at the driver’s side window and hit the window with the magazine of his gun. One round expended from the pistol. Lundy turned her vehicle to the right, went into the ditch and got stuck. Sola then used his baton to break the driver’s side window. He then used his taser on Lundy to keep her from accelerating backwards and forwards. An off duty Williston police officer came along and provided cover for Sola. Lundy was lying across the seats and kicked him in the right side of the head with her left foot while he was trying to get control of her. At that point, other law enforcement arrived and assisted Sola in handcuffing her and placing her under arrest. When Sola placed her in his patrol car, she began kicking his windows so he put her in a hobble restraint as well.