STURGIS, S.D.(Press Release)- Here’s the daily figures regarding DUIs, drug arrests, accidents, etc. from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally courtesy from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety through 6am Mountian Time Tuesday.
|Item||Sturgis||Rapid City District||District Total||Last Year to Date|
|Misd Drug Arrests||47||10||57||104|
|Felony Drug Arrests||24||6||30||52|
|For Drug Poss.||0||0||0||4|
|For Serial No.||0||0||0||0|
|# of Fatalities||0||1||1||2|
No Fatal Crashes Reported
At 8:27 a.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 67, one mile from Box Elder: A 2015 Harley-Davidson FLTRXS motorcycle was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it struck a deer. The 63-year-old male driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.
At 10:26 a.m., Monday, South Dakota Highway 87, mile marker 75, 1.5 miles north of Needles Highway: A 2019 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle was southbound on South Dakota Highway 87 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went off the roadway and hit a boulder. The 63-year-old male driver was transported to the Custer hospital with minor injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
At 11:07 a.m., Monday, South Dakota Highway 44, mile marker 102, Badlands National Park: A 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when it slowed down to pull onto the shoulder of the road. The motorcycle was rear-ended by an eastbound 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycle. The 74-year-old male driver of the Street Glide motorcycle received minor injuries and was transported1 to the Philip hospital. The 73-year-old male driver of the CVO motorcycle was not injured and charges are pending against him. Neither driver was wearing a helmet.
At 11:13 a.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 118, five miles south of Lead: A 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 385 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The 64-year-old male driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet. Charges are pending.
At 1:02 p.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 50, two miles west of Sturgis: A 2021 Vanederhall BlackJack trike was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and went into the westbound lane, colliding with a westbound 2020 Nissan Amanda. The 42-year-old female driver of the trike sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. She was wearing a seat belt and charges are pending. None of the three occupants in the Nissan – the 59-year-old male driver, a 60-year-old female passenger and a 62-year-old male passenger – were injured. All three were wearing their seat belts.
At 2:29 p.m., Monday, Interstate 90, mile marker 139, 11 miles west of Kadoka: A 1990 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the motorcycle blew a tire, causing the driver to lose control. Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 51-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries and the 39-year-old female driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were transported to the Philip hospital. Both were wearing helmets.