Police Urge Caution Around Snow Plows Following 2 Crashes, DWI Arrests

Sioux Falls Police are urging motorists to use caution around snow plows after two people were arrested in two separate accidents over the weekend.

Police say on Saturday at around 2 a.m., an officer was driving on North Career Avenue near Benson Road,
when she had to slow down for a snow plow. In her rear view mirror, the officer could see a vehicle approaching her patrol car at a high rate of speed. Police say 24-year-old Jeffrey Nielson ran into the back of her car.

Nielson was arrested for reckless driving and his 1st DWI. His preliminary breath test was a .15.

Police made another DWI arrest after they say a woman ran into a snow plow on Sunday.

Twenty-six-year-old Brianna Sanchez was arrested for her 1st DWI, and driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Police say snow crews were in the process of blowing snow into the back of a truck near 18th Street and Marion Road at around 10 p.m. They say the driver of the plow was headed north and Sanchez’s vehicle,  headed south, ran into the front of the plow.

Police say the front end of Sanchez’s vehicle was sheered off and disabled. The the blower attachment on the plow received $1,500 in damage.

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