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SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL ROLL CALL
PERIOD ENDING 2/2/13

Fatalities
      0
DUI Arrests
    27
Injury Accidents
    18
Felony DUI Arrests
      5
Non-Injury Accidents
    80
Misd. Warrants Served
    12
Misd. Drug Arrests
    17
Felony Warrants Served
      3
Felony Drug Arrests
      4
Other Felony Arrests
      0
Overweight in excess of 5,000 lbs.
      3
Drivers Placed Out-of-Service
    15
Vehicles Placed Out-of-Service
    20
   

ABERDEEN DISTRICT

January 28th:

Sergeant Krumm investigated a crash on US 212 in Clark County.  The driver of an eastbound SUV lost control on the icy roadway causing the vehicle to enter the north ditch and roll over. The driver was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown. Trooper Cerny, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark Ambulance, Clark Fire and Rescue, and Watertown Ambulance assisted at the scene. The driver was charged accordingly. 

Trooper Kastein investigated an injury crash west of Thomas on SD 22.  The driver of a van lost control while traveling up a hill on extremely icy road conditions. He overcorrected causing the van to enter into the ditch and roll. He received minor injuries and was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital.

January 29th:

Trooper Mohrmann investigated a crash north of Watertown on I-29.  The driver of a northbound SUV lost control of his vehicle on icy road conditions.  The SUV veered into the median and rolled. The passenger in the vehicle was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Trooper Hup investigated a crash that occurred the previous night west of Aberdeen on Brown County 12W.  The vehicle had entered the ditch and sustained damage to its front end. Later that evening, the driver attempted to pull the car out of the ditch but was unsuccessful and ended up pulling off the rear bumper instead. The driver left the scene and did not report the crash. Trooper Hup located the driver the following day. The driver was cited for failure to report a crash and overdriving road conditions.

Trooper Tedder stopped a vehicle for a license plate violation in Waubay.  An investigation revealed that the driver had an active arrest warrant issued from Roberts County for failure to pay child support. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Day County Jail.

Trooper Snyder came upon a minor injury crash on US 12 in Walworth County.  The driver of a vehicle attempted to pass a pickup and a semi but failed to see that the semi’s blinker was indicating a left turn. The vehicle struck the front of the semi and then slid into the ditch. The driver was cited for unsafe passing. The semi driver did not have a log book and was cited accordingly.

February 2nd:

Trooper Kvistad investigated a crash on SD 20 in Spink County.  The driver of a westbound sedan hit a snow drift while crossing a bridge and lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway.  The vehicle went off the road to the left, entered the south ditch, and rolled over. The driver was not wearing her seatbelt and received minor injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.  The Spink County Sheriff’s Office and Redfield Ambulance assisted at the scene. The driver was charged accordingly.  

Troopers Maunu, Johnson, and Norman assisted the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office in responding to an assault in Peever. An intoxicated male stabbed a female in the abdomen with a knife and then fled the scene. A Roberts County deputy was able to immediately apprehend the suspect in Peever. The injured female was transported to the hospital in Sisseton for treatment.

Trooper Carda responded to an injury crash north of Aberdeen on US 281.  The driver of a northbound pickup lost control on the icy road causing the pickup to roll into the ditch. The driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts.  They received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.  

SIOUX FALLS DISTRICT

January 27th:

Troopers from the Sioux Falls A Squad were kept busy investigating several crashes in Minnehaha County.  Freezing rain in the southeastern area of the state quickly caused the roads to become icy, catching drivers by surprise.

January 28th:

Trooper B. Lord assisted a detective with the Sioux Falls Police Department in searching for a burglary suspect who was traveling on I-29. Trooper B. Lord located the truck, made a traffic stop, and detained the suspect. The subject was transported directly to the State Penitentiary for several parole violations.  The subject is also facing charges for burglary in Sioux Falls.

Trooper Hogan investigated a crash involving eight vehicles at the south side of Schindler on SD 11. The crash occurred around 5:50 a.m. when the first northbound vehicle slowed and was rear ended by the second vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving six addition northbound vehicles. Dense fog covering the area was a contributing factor in the crash.

Trooper Welter stopped a Washington licensed BMW for speeding on I-90 near Reliance.  An investigation revealed that the driver had a Pennington County warrant for failure to pay a fine.  The driver posted bond at the scene and was released.

January 29th:

Trooper Schmitz stopped a vehicle for a moving violation on I-29 near Brookings.  Upon making contact with the driver, Trooper Schmitz detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Following an investigation, a search revealed drug paraphernalia and 27 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested for zero tolerance DUI. The passenger was charged accordingly.

Trooper Hanson went to the Plankinton School to present a student from the 8th grade class a “Saved by the Belt” award.  The student had been involved in a serious rollover crash near Stickney but she was wearing her seatbelt and received only minor cuts and scrapes.  The presentation was well received by the class.

January 31st:

Trooper Schade investigated a crash at approximately 0800 hours. The driver of a vehicle took the I-90 eastbound exit ramp from I-29 northbound and lost control on the icy exit ramp.  The driver overcorrected casing the vehicle to spin off the road and hit a light pole.  Renner Fire and Rescue had to extricate the driver from the vehicle. He received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.

Troopers Podzimek and Brandt attended the Mitchell Christian Health Fair.  They demonstrated the Rollover Simulator and spoke about seatbelt safety and usage to approximately 300 people.

RAPID CITY DISTRICT

January 29th:

Trooper Thomas investigated an injury crash at the edge of Sturgis on SD 34.  A westbound driver lost control of her vehicle on the icy road.  The vehicle went across the eastbound lanes, traveled over the curb, struck an embankment, and rolled onto its top.  The driver was wearing her seatbelt.  She received minor injuries and was taken to the Sturgis Hospital.  Trooper Dirk, the Sturgis Police Department, and Sturgis Fire Department assisted at the scene.

January 30th:

Troopers Lyons and Collins responded to a three vehicle crash approximately six miles east of Spearfish on I-90.  A westbound driver lost control of her Chevy Impala while passing a Chevy Equinox.  The collision sent both vehicles into the cable guardrail.  The Equinox bounced off the guardrail and came to rest in the median.  The Impala came to rest in the middle of the westbound lanes and was then struck by a Subaru.  The Subaru also came to rest in the median.  All occupants were wearing their seatbelt and no one was injured. 

February 1st:

The Rapid City B Squad conducted a sobriety checkpoint on I-190 in Rapid City.  

Trooper Hamar assisted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office with a sobriety checkpoint on SD 44.

Troopers Albertson and Tennyson responded to a hit-and-run crash in Custer. The driver of a northbound vehicle traveling on 8th Street failed to negotiate the dead-end at Montgomery Street. The vehicle traveled through the intersection, collided with a rock wall, traveled up the wall, and stopped. The driver left on foot. Trooper Tennyson and a Custer County deputy located the driver.  Trooper Tennyson arrested the driver for DUI, open container, and no seatbelt.

The Southern Hills Squad, the Rapid City B Squad, and Custer County deputies conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Custer County.  

Trooper Swets assisted the Spearfish Police Department in responding to a possible home burglary.  A check of the residence was first conducted with Police Service Dog Rocko.  The officers then check the residence but no suspect was located.

MOTOR CARRIER

January 28th:

 

Inspector Lorang conducted a safety inspection on a tractor semi-trailer that entered the Sioux Falls Port of Entry.  He discovered that the driver was operating on a suspended commercial driver license.  The driver was issued a citation and placed out-of-service.

Inspector Carlson conducted a safety inspection on a South Dakota driver who entered the Jefferson Port of Entry.  He discovered that the subject had a warrant issued from Lincoln County for a traffic violation. Lincoln County was contacted and the driver posted bond for the warrant.

January 29th:

Inspector Carlson conducted a safety inspection on a driver who entered the Jefferson Port of Entry and discovered that the Kansas driver had an active warrant issued from Kansas for larceny.

January 31st:

 

Inspector Jones discovered that an Ontario carrier hauling hay was 6,840 pounds overweight at the Sisseton Port of Entry. The Ontario driver posted the fine and was allowed to continue after adjusting the load to legal weights.

Trooper Halm stopped an empty garbage truck that crossed a Minnehaha county road bridge posted for 12 ton for a straight truck.  Inspector Scherschligt weighed the truck and determined it weighed 29,200 pounds.  The driver was cited for 5,200 pounds overweight on a posted bridge.

Trooper Dirk stopped a driver of a truck loaded with coal for attempting to avoid the Tilford Port of Entry. He escorted the driver back to the port.  The truck was weighed and found to be 5,880 pounds overweight.

Inspector Schubauer weighed a SD registered truck-trailer at the Midway Scale and found several overweight violations.  During the inspection it was discovered that the SD driver had a warrant issued from Miner County for failure to appear on a speeding ticket.  The driver posted bond for the warrant and the overweight violations and was allowed to continue his trip.

Inspector Blair conducted a safety inspection on a Colorado driver at the Jefferson Port of Entry.  He discovered that the driver had a suspended commercial driver license for failure to pay a fine. The Colorado Highway Patrol was contacted to confirm the suspension. The driver was placed out-of-service and was issued a citation.  

February 1st:

 

Inspector Schmidt gave two safety presentations on legal size and weight to employees of Lakness Land and Cattle and Olsen Farms in Hayti.

Trooper Torok stopped a commercial van with expired license plates in Sioux Falls.  He also discovered that the driver was operating on a revoked driver license.  The driver was placed into custody and transported to the Minnehaha County Jail. 

Inspector Blair discovered that a Texas driver had a suspended commercial driver license at the Jefferson Port of Entry. The driver was placed out-of-service and issued citations for an overweight violation and for driving with a suspended CDL.

Inspector Lyngstad conducted a safety inspection on a SD driver at the Jefferson Port of Entry.   He discovered the driver had a felony warrant issued from Minnehaha County for fraud/swindle. The driver was taken into custody by a Union County deputy.

February 2nd:

Trooper Heuertz stopped a southbound U-Haul truck for two traffic violations in Union County. Following an investigation, a search revealed a marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The driver was arrested for the two drug violations.

Trooper Berndt investigated a crash south of Frederick on US 281. A southbound Honda CR-V hit a snowdrift on a bridge and crossed into the path of a northbound car. Both occupants of the northbound car received serious injuries and were transported to Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.