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The driver of a black vehicle was transported to Regions Hospital Friday after the vehicle rolled several times into a ditch near the Highway 61 and Interstate 494 interchange in Newport. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

UPDATE: DWI charge filed after rollover in Newport Friday

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UPDATE: DWI charge filed after rollover in Newport Friday
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A Shakopee woman was arrested on a DWI charge after she rolled her vehicle into a ditch Friday on northbound Highway 61 at the Interstate 494 exit in Newport.

Lt. Eric Roeske, public information officer with the State Patrol, said squads were called to the scene at 3:40 p.m. after Lori Hanson, 55, rolled her vehicle into the ditch.

The Newport Fire Department, including emergency personnel from Cottage Grove and the Minnesota State Patrol, responded.

According to the preliminary report, the vehicle rolled several times. Roeske said alcohol was a factor and that Hanson was later arrested on a DWI charge.

Hanson sustained non-life-threatening injuries was transported to Regions Hospital.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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