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 Thursday.
|Item||Sturgis||Rapid City District||District Total||Last Year to Date|
|Misd Drug Arrests||86||22||108||162|
|Felony Drug Arrests||51||22||73||96|
|For Drug Poss.||0||0||0||6|
|For Serial No.||0||0||0||0|
|# of Fatalities||0||1||1||2|
No fatal crashes reported.
At 1 p.m., Wednesday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 57, six miles from Keystone: A 2017 Harley-Davidson Heritage motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 16A and a 2017 Harley-Davidson Heritage motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 16A. Both motorcycles were traveling close to the center line and their handlebars collided, causing both motorcycles to crash. The 63-year-old male rider of the southbound motorcycle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet. The 51-year-old male driver of the second motorcycle was not injured. He was wearing a helmet.
At 2:44 p.m., Wednesday, South Dakota Highway 87, mile marker 62, near Keystone: A 2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was northbound on South Dakota Highway 87 when the driver lost control. The motorcycle rolled into the ditch. The 64-year-old male driver received serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Custer hospital. He was not wearing helmet.
At 4:38 p.m., Wednesday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 47, three miles south of Sturgis: A 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was westbound U.S. Highway 14 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and the motorcycle hit a guardrail. The 53-year-old female driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Sturgis hospital. She was not wearing a helmet.
At 4:41 p.m., Wednesday, Wild Life Loop, mile marker 9, Custer State Park: A 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide motorcycle crested a hill on Wild Life Loop and the driver lost control. The 45-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.
At 6:06 p.m., Wednesday, near the intersection of Acorn Ridge Road and Interstate 90 Service Road: The driver of a 2018 Indian Motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway, into a steep embankment and hit a tree. The 74-year-old female driver received minor injuries and was taken to the Spearfish hospital. She was wearing a helmet.
At 4:51 a.m., Thursday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 49, two miles west of Sturgis: A 2008 Harley-Davidson XL1200 motorcycle was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle collided with a guard rail and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 33-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Sturgis hospital. He was not wearing a helmet. Charges are pending.