SD Highway Patrol-Sturgis Rally Report 8/8/18


Over the first 4 days of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally the South Dakota Highway Patrol reports traffic counts are running ahead of last year’s pace. Over 221,000 vehicles entered Sturgis from Friday through Monday, that’s a 2.5 percent increase as compared to 2017. Saturday has been the busiest day thus far with just over 60,000 vehicles entering the city. Through 6am Tuesday, the patrol has written about 40 fewer citations and have made 18 fewer DUI arrests. 32 Felony drug arrests are double the 16 from the same period a year ago. The patrol has also responded to 9 fewer accidents thus far as compared to 2017. Numbers are similar in Meade County where officers have written just over 30 fewer tickets and have responded to 4 few accidents than they did in 2017.

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