MINOT, N.D. – A 28-year-old Minot man faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of harassing 911 communications after investigators say he called 911 several times without an apparent emergency.
According to the criminal affidavit, Minot Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of 15th Street SE on Feb. 8 after learning a man called dispatchers and asked if they like marijuana.
Police say the man called dispatch again without cause while they were on their way to his location.
Say the man had made several calls to 911 and to the department’s Crime Prevention Office over a two-day span.
Officers found the man lying on the ground of his apartment, appearing heavily intoxicated, and had him transported to Trinity ER.
After he was cleared medically, investigators say he was booked at the Ward County Jail, where a preliminary breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit.
The man has since bonded out and signed a promise to appear Feb. 24.
The charge carries with it a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and $3,000 in fines.