Speeding driver one of 10 weekend DUI arrests

2013-06-24T18:00:00Z 2013-06-24T21:16:31Z Speeding driver one of 10 weekend DUI arrestsAndrea J. Cook Journal staff Rapid City Journal
June 24, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

A man who raced through a red light at 80 miles per hour early Sunday was one of the 10 people Rapid City police arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence.

Nickolas Sipe, 20, of Rapid City drove through the traffic signal at the intersection of East St. Patrick and Cambell streets around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Sipe allegedly refused to cooperate with the arresting officer and was subdued with a Taser.

Sipe is being held without bond in the Pennington County Jail. He was charged with a traffic light violation, reckless driving, driving without a driver's license and first-offense driving under the influence.

Two hours later, police found Jamie Smith, 33, of Rapid City sleeping in a running parked car at 420 E. Fairlane Drive. Smith was arrested for fifth-offense driving under the influence.

Police also foiled the party plans of a group of teenagers, two age 17 and one age 16, when an officer saw them take a 12-pack of beer about 2:10 a.m. Saturday from a convenience store at 1129 W. Omaha Street.

With the beer in hand, the teens ran from the store to a waiting vehicle where they were arrested.

The 16-year-old male driver was charged with driving under the influence. His passengers were charged with second-degree burglary and minor consumption.

Contact Andrea J. Cook at 394-8423 or andrea.cook@rapidcityjournal.com

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