PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A Pierre police officer is on administrative leave after being arrested for DUI.
Authorities say Jeremiah Erickson’s arrest followed a deer crash.
The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident — the deputy said they suspected Erickson had been drinking alcohol and requested the South Dakota Highway Patrol conduct a DUI investigation.
Erickson was arrested and then bonded out with the condition of participating in the 24/7 sobriety program.
He has been placed on administrative leave by the Pierre Police Department pending an internal investigation.