NORTH DAKOTA: Cass County Deputy Jacob Danielson charged with DUI in crash with his kids in his vehicle; Kristina Jo Budke charged with DUI – drugs after blastoff to outer space


Cass County Deputy Arrested for DUI

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (August 3rd, 2021) – Around 6:00 PM August 2, 2021, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner was notified by the Fargo Police Department that they had responded to a crash involving a Cass County Deputy. The crash occurred at Custom Express Car Wash in South Fargo.

Through their investigation, the driver of the vehicle was identified as Cass County Deputy Jacob Danielson. During the investigation, it was learned that his two children were present during the crash and no injuries were reported. Danielson was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol with a minor present.

Danielson began his employment with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2020 and his current assignment is as a licensed correctional deputy in the Cass County Jail. An internal investigation within the Cass County Sheriff’s Office will take place and Danielson will be placed on administrative leave.

Statement from Sheriff Jahner, “In order to maintain the trust of the citizens we serve, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office will strive to be accountable and transparent in these types of situations. Although we realize that police officers can make mistakes, they are not above the law and need to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times and be held accountable when necessary. I want to thank the Fargo Police Department for investigating this incident and performing their duties in a professional manner.”


A driver from Fargo didn’t want to wait for the next space shuttle and decided to blast off in her own space shot. Fargo Police report that on August 4, 2021, at 5:30 a.m., Fargo Police Officers, along with Fargo Fire and FM Ambulance, responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash on 1 Ave. N. and 11 St. N. Officers learned the driver of the vehicle, identified as Kristina Jo Budke, 36, of Fargo, was traveling westbound on 1 Ave N at a high rate of speed and lost control of her vehicle in the 1000 block of 1 Ave. N.

Once Budke was removed from the vehicle, she was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. A Drug Recognition Expert Officer identified signs of drug impairment with Budke and conducted an investigation. Budke was cited and released for DUI. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be forthcoming.

DOB: 1984
SSN: XXX-XX-5532
  MOORHEAD, MN 56560
PlaintiffState of North Dakota
Charges: BUDKE, KRISTINA JOCitationStatuteLevelDate
1.  TR-Speeding-36-45mph over000705871139-09-02Moving Violation04/04/2019
04/20/2019  Plea
1. TR-Speeding-36-45mph overGuilty
04/20/2019  Disposition
1. TR-Speeding-36-45mph overGuilty – Administrative Traffic
BECIRAJ KUJTIM SADIK10/15/19958/4/20212021-00003275NDDUI/APC – 1ST OFFENSENew Charge

Brody Austin Matzke building his resume one arrest at a time

MATZKE BRODY AUSTIN10/3/19995/22/20212021-00002123NDDUI/APC – 1ST OFFENSENew Charge
Case NumberCitation NumberDefendant InfoFiled/Location/Judicial OfficerType/StatusCharge(s)
WF-2020-TR-016451950900549MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199908/10/2020– West Fargo MunicipalDonarski, MichelleAdministrative Traffic E-CitationClosedSpeeding 10 Mph Over Limit
WF-2020-TR-027212010900191MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199912/07/2020– West Fargo MunicipalDonarski, MichelleAdministrative Traffic E-CitationClosedSpeeding 48 Mph Over Limit
WF-2020-CR-012122010900192MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199912/08/2020– West Fargo MunicipalDonarski, MichelleMisdemeanorClosedReckless Driving
09-2020-CR-0543200MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199912/10/2020– Cass CountyBrady, ReidFelonyClosed as MisdemeanorMenacingDomestic violence-Bodily injury
09-2021-CR-0211200MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199905/13/2021– Cass CountyBailey, Susan LMisdemeanorClosedPoss of CS-MethamphetamineUnlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-Use-SI, SII, SIII
09-2021-CR-022750MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199905/24/2021– Cass CountyBrady, ReidFelonyRe-OpenedReckless endangerment-Extreme Indifference
09-2021-CR-029310005781569MATZKE, BRODY AUSTIN199905/24/2021– Cass CountyWebb, Wade LCity TransferClosedDUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE