RCPD discovers cocaine in debris of motorcycle-vs-vehicle crash Saturday night
RAPID CITY, S.D. — On April 3 around 10:30 p.m., Rapid City Police responded to a call for a motorcycle-vs-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Street and Haines Avenue.
Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement found the motorcyclist and began delivering emergency first aid. A medical unit arrived and transported the rider to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police interviewed witnesses, and believe the motorcycle was travelling on Haines Avenue at a high rate of speed when it struck an SUV attempting to make a left turn.
Two baggies of a white substance were located in the debris of the motorcycle, and field-tested positive for cocaine.
The motorcycle rider was identified as 35-year-old Omar Ornelas of Rapid City.
Due to his need for medical treatment, Ornelas was placed under arrest for Reckless Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance before being issued a personal recognizance bond while at the hospital.