The Rapid City Police Department arrested a total of twenty-six (26) people over New Year’s Eve. Of these arrests, five (5) were for driving under the influence. This is down slightly from 2008, when eight (8) people were arrested for DUI during the same time period.
The following is a summary of this New Year’s Eve events in comparison to last year:
Arrests 31 26
DUI 8 5
Disturbances 26 46
Traffic Stops 116 75
Fights 13 27
There were no alcohol related crashes in Rapid City. This is the ongoing goal of the Department and the reason enforcement was increased over the holiday.