Driver injured in DUI accident

BROOKINGS – A Brookings woman was injured and is facing multiple charges after losing control of her car in a one-vehicle accident, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident occurred at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 29 at milepost 134, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

“It was found that 25-year-old Jessica Boyles was traveling northbound on I-29 near mile marker 134 when she lost control of the vehicle and struck multiple linear posts, a metal guardrail, metal cables and a bridge,” Sebring said.

Boyles was transported to the Brookings hospital by Brookings Ambulance, where she was treated for unknown injuries, he added.

“Alcohol was found to be a contributing factor, and she was arrested for DUI-first offense, reckless driving, no valid driver’s license, a seatbelt violation and active warrants,” Sebring said.

The damage to the bridge is unknown at this time. 

Boyles’ 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix was a total loss.

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota State University Police, Brookings Police, Brookings Fire Department and the Brookings Ambulance all responded to the accident, which is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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