Valley City  (KVLY) A preliminary autopsy states that cause of death of a Valley City man arrested for DUI was delayed consequences of a broken neck, but it’s unknown how the injury occurred.

KVLY  reports that 72-year-old Warren Lindvold died six days after he was arrested for a DUI by Valley City police on July 15th.

While in jail, Lindvold complained of back pain. Lindvold had ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis where there is long term inflammation of the joints of the spine. To help with the condition, Lindvold’s spine had previously been fused – leaving him unable to turn his neck. He was taken to Mercy CHI Health in Valley City, North Dakota where he was “medically cleared” and was taken back to the Barnes County Correctional Facility.

The next morning, Lindvold was found down in his cell and was transported to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. There he was found to have a broken neck. He underwent surgery, but his condition deteriorated and he later died.


Valley News Live received dashcam footage of the n of the night of Lindvold’s arrest, available on their website.