Faith Mitzel, 92 under arrest in Devils Lake

Staff reports

A 92-year old woman from Oberon was arrested over the noon hour Tuesday, August 3 in Devils Lake.

Faith Mitzel was involved in a fatal accident on May 19 that killed Sheri Leidholt and seriously injured two others.

Originally Mitzel had been fined $20 and cited for Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road.

Although she had claimed she would contest the ticket, she did pay the fine.

As a result of her involvement with the accident, Mitzel’s driver’s license had also been suspended until she had the opportunity to retake the driving test.

She was arrested Tuesday on U.S. Highway 2 near Home of Economy and charged with Driving Without a License, No Insurance and No Current Registration.

The arresting officer, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Deputy Ross Walther said she was booked at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center, signed a Promise to Appear and will appear in court on Monday morning at 9 a.m.  Mitzel’s vehicle was impounded at the time of her arrest.