Man stuck in field charged with DUI


BROOKINGS – A Watertown man who called 911 because he was stuck in a field was ultimately arrested on suspicion of DUI-third offense, according to Brookings Police.

Arrested was Nicholas Wiese, 33, of Watertown. Charges include driving while revoked, DUI-third offense, and hit-and-run.

The 911 call was made at 8:03 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, Lt. Marci Gebers said.

“He was lost and stuck in a field,” Gebers said.

Officers located Wiese in a 2005 Chevy Impala in a field in the 2300 block of 32nd Avenue, she said.

“He was found in his vehicle that was approximately 100 yards off of the roadway in a field. Vehicle was disabled and stuck in the snow,” Gebers said.

Wiese was driving the Impala northbound on 32nd Avenue and ran off the road.

“His vehicle went airborne,” Gebers said.

The Impala struck a utility box and ran over a fence, she added.

“While officers were on scene there, … another officer was dispatched to the intersection of Third Street and Fifth Avenue for a street light that had been knocked over,” Gebers said. “It did actually break that pole off at the ground.”

“There was debris left behind from the vehicle” which allowed officers to connect it to Wiese’s Impala, “based off of the damage to his vehicle and some of the vehicle debris that was left behind,” Gebers added.

Damage to the Impala was estimated at $3,000, and it was towed from the scene. No estimate is available for the utility box or street light, she said.

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