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Driver from head-on collision arrested for DWI

The two drivers who were injured Monday in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 371 north of Brainerd both had alcohol detected in their systems, reported the State Patrol.

The drivers were identified as Tina Bickford, 50, Brainerd, and David Eggert, 42, Backus.

Eggert, who was treated at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd and released, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and criminal vehicular operations and is being held in Crow Wing County Jail.

The collision was reported at 3:54 p.m. on Highway 371 at See Gull Road north of Brainerd.

The State Patrol reported Bickford was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Highway 371 when she collided head-on with Eggert’s vehicle.

Bickford suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Brainerd hospital. She was in stable condition Tuesday.

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