NM man arrested after I-29 crash

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Charges include stolen property, DUI, narcotics and substitute plates

BROOKINGS – A New Mexico man was arrested on multiple charges after he had an accident in a car that wasn’t his, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday and occurred on Interstate 29, one mile north of Brookings, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

Oliver Alexander Bracey, 20, of New Mexico, was driving a 2018 Hyundai Accent southbound on I-29 “when he went into the west ditch and struck a snow bank that caused extensive damage to the front of the vehicle,” Sebring said.

“The vehicle was found to be stolen out of New Mexico and had substitute plates on the vehicle. There was also a small amount of methamphetamine and marijuana found in the vehicle and on his person,” he said.

“Oliver was also found to be under the influence of narcotics, as well,” Sebring said.

Bracey was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, ingesting a toxic substance, DUI-first offense, possession of stolen property, no insurance, substitute plates, and expired license plates. 

“He is currently being held at the Brookings County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond,” Sebring said.


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