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Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Below are the statistics as of 6:00 am Friday August 12, 2011

Item

Sturgis

Rapid City

Southern Hills

Badlands

District Total

Last Year
DUI Arrests

164

9

2

1

176

230

Misd Drug Arrests

83

18

11

0

112

136

Felony Drug Arrests

20

13

4

0

37

41

Other Felony Arrests

7

1

1

0

9

2

Total Citations

568

198

106

69

941

1105

Total Warnings

2295

403

190

221

3109

3431

Cash Seized

$0

$1853

$0

$0

$1,853

$332

Concealed Weap. Arrests

6

0

0

0

6

0

Vehicles Seized

2

3

0

0

5

5

  For Drug Poss.

2

3

0

0

5

5

  For Serial No.

0

0

0

0

0

0

Non Injury Accidents

8

18

5

7

38

29

Injury Accidents

37

17

15

5

74

60

Fatal Accidents

2

1

0

0

3

8

# of Fatalities

2

1

0

0

3

8

Fatal Crashes on August 11th:

 

Jason Soldwisch, Age 31 from Box Elder, SD was traveling south on Dyess Ave when his vehicle drifted off the west side of the road. Soldwisch overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled several times, ejecting the passenger, Jason Burke Age 31 from Rockerville, SD. Burke was pronounced dead at Rapid City Regional Hospital. No seatbelts and alcohol was a factor. Soldwisch is facing charges of DUI and vehicular homicide.

 

Injury Crashes on August 11th:

 

A motorcycle driven by Lowell Nanney Age 60 of Buffalo Grove, IL was traveling east on Nemo Road, 11 miles west of Rapid City. Nanney came around a curve in the roadway and drifted over the center line into oncoming traffic. Nanney collided head on with a motorcycle driven by Stacy Dehne Age 37 of Edmond, OK. A third motorcycle driven by Sally Reidel Age 57 of Stratford, WI struck the back of Dehne’s motorcycle. All three drivers were ejected from their motorcycles. All three were transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. None of the drivers were wearing helmets. Nanney was issued a citation for driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

A motorcycle driven by Sylvia Vick Age 48 of Hugo, CO was traveling on Norris Peak Road, two miles east of Nemo Road near Sturgis, SD. Vick lost control of her motorcycle coming around a curve in the roadway and drove off the road. Vick suffered minor injuries and was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and no charges were filed in the crash.

A motorcycle driven by Richard Schmidt Age 69 of Morden, Manitoba was traveling on Nemo Road about 8 miles east of US 385 when he lost control of the motorcycle on the wet surface. The motorcycle was laid down and slid off the roadway into a sign. Schmidt suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital. Schmidt was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and no charges were filed in the crash.

A severe thunder storm moved through Jones and Lyman counties Thursday afternoon. Three semi-tractor trailers and several other vehicles were blown over on I-90 between Mile Markers 177 and 220. I-90 westbound was blocked and had to be shut down in two separate areas for several hours. No injuries were reported in any of the crashes.

A motorcycle driven by Paul Edward Cooper Age 42 from Winfield, KS was traveling on US 16A in Custer State Park. Cooper failed to negotiate a right hand curve, lost control, and drove off the roadway. He was transported to Custer Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Cooper was not wearing a helmet and no charges are pending.

A motorcycle driven by John Edward Bauer Age 58 from Sioux Falls, SD was traveling southbound on SD 87 in Custer State Park. The motorcycle drifted near the edge of the roadway and ran off the roadway. He was transported to Custer Regional Hospital to treat his minor injuries. Bauer was not wearing a helmet and no charges are pending.

A motorcycle driven by Jodi Dittes Age 47 of Appleton MN was northbound on US 385 near Pactola Reservoir. Dittes attempted to turn her into the parking area at Pactola. The roadway was wet and Dittes lost control and laid the motorcycle down. She was taken to Rapid City Regional by Life Flight with serious non-life threatening injuries. Dittes was not wearing a helmet.

A motorcycle driven by Tyler Rebrovich Age 34 from Dilworth, MN was traveling on Spring Creek Road, south of Rapid City. A KIA Sportage driven by Jennifer Harris Age 34 from Sturgis, SD was traveling in the opposite directions. Both vehicles sideswiped causing Rebrovich to receive serious non-life threatening injuries. A helmet was worn and the investigation is still ongoing.

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