Sunday Sturgis Update: Crashes Down From Last Year, DUI Arrests Up


The third day of the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle is in full swing. The South Dakota Highway Patrol released their daily “Rally Tally” report. Overall this year, crashes, citations and arrests are down from this point last year. 

There has been no fatal crashes, but five injury crashes. 

According to data from South Dakota Highway data, there is an increase in DUI arrests. 

Below are details on each of the five crashes. 

  • On Saturday morning, just before noon, an 80-year-old from Port Arthur, TX was driving on U.S. Hwy 385 near Lead. His motorcycle left the roadway. The driver suffered  life-threatening injures and was taken to a Rapid City Hospital. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. 
  • West of Rapid City on Saturday afternoon, a 52-year-old lost control of his motorcycle near Nemo Rd. and Potter Rd. He suffered serious injures, that authorities say are not life-threatening. He was not wearing a helmet. 
  • A 76-year-old and 73-year-old from Valkaria, FL were both injured in a crash north of Custer around 3:20 p.m. The 76-year-old male driver suffered minor injures. He was not wearing a helmet. The 73-year-old female passenger suffered serious injures that authorities say were not life-threatening. She was wearing a helmet. 
  • A 26-year-old from Las Vegas, NV lost control of his motorcycle during a heavy rainstorm Saturday afternoon 18 miles west of Rapid City. The motorcycle left the roadway. He suffered serious injures that law enforcement says are not life threatening. He was taken to a Rapid City Hospital. The driver was not wearing a helmet. 
  • A 29-year-old from Milwaukee, WI suffered serious injures that are describe as non-life threatening Saturday evening seven miles east of Custer. His motorcycle lost control while traveling down a hill and around a curve. He was taken to a Rapid City hospital. The driver was wearing a helmet. 

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