Injured SD Trooper Undergoes Second Surgery
by Associated Press
December 05, 2012 1:48 PM
A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper injured after an October police chase in Sioux Falls is recovering from a second surgery that replaced a portion of his skull.
Family members say Andrew Steen is awake and doing well after Wednesday's surgery. In mid-October, doctors removed part of his skull to relieve pressure on his brain.
Twenty-eight-year-old Rachel Coleman is accused of hitting Steen with her car while he was trying to pull her over for erratic driving on Oct. 17. She was apprehended after being shot at least three times by Steen and two Lincoln County deputies.
Coleman has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to stand trial in March.
The state Attorney General's Office concluded that the officers were justified in firing their weapons nearly two dozen times.