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Sturgis Rally 2011 Good Times

August 15th, 2011

Sturgis rally tally shows fewer drug, DUI arrests; injury accidents up

STURGIS, S.D. — Figures from the South Dakota Highway Patrol show drug and drunken driving arrests are down at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year. But the number of injury accidents increased.

Troopers say that there were 235 drunken driving arrests as of Sunday, compared with 290 last year at the same time. Felony drug arrests dropped from 46 to 43, and misdemeanor drug arrests fell from 183 to 149.

The patrol says 4,234 total warnings were issued. Last year, the total was 4,598.

Eighty injury accidents and four fatalities were listed this year. Last year, 73 injury accidents were reported and nine fatalities.

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