Minnesota man arrested for allegedly driving skid steer while intoxicated

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – A Minnesota man is arrested in Brookings after allegedly driving a stolen skid steer down the street while intoxicated.

Assistant Police Chief Derrick Powers says dispatch received a call at about 1:30 this morning.  The caller had seen a man driving the skid steer on the 1700 block of Main Avenue South. When confronted by the caller, the driver had run off on foot.

Powers says police were able to locate the man and after a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.

Arrested was 20-year-old Thomas Lindstrom of Hanley Falls, Minn.

He is charged with grand theft, driving under the influence, obstruction and underage consumption.

Powers says the skid steer had been taken from Bobcat of Brookings, located on the 800 block of Main Avenue South.