Two arrested in DUI crash with RCPD patrol vehicle

RAPID CITY, S.D. — At around 1:20 a.m. on August 22, a Rapid City Police Department officer was driving their patrol vehicle along Mt. Rushmore Road through the intersection with Saint Joseph Street when an eastbound SUV struck their patrol car, where the crash disabled both vehicles.

Other officers arrived to assist and learned that two occupants of the SUV had fled the scene on foot. Police located the two occupants running in the area of Omaha Street and Mt. Rushmore Road.

Police were able to safely detain both individuals, identifying one of the as 24-year-old Gregory Brewer of Pine Ridge.

During the investigation, police learned that Brewer was the driver of the SUV at the time of the crash, and according to witnesses, Brewer did not stop for the red light before proceeding through the intersection and colliding with the officer’s patrol vehicle.

Several open alcohol containers were located inside the SUV.

Brewer was placed under arrest for DUI, accident hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, and no valid license before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol took over the investigation into the specific circumstances surrounding the crash.

The officer involved in the crash was transported to the hospital to be checked out, but is recovering from the incident.

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