Sturgis Motorcycle Rally closes with nearly $20,000 seized in arrests, 5 fatalities

Sturgis 2020

Nearly $20,000 was seized by authorities over the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, along with seven vehicles, according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Authorities seized $18,763 over the seven-day rally, mostly due to drug arrests made during traffic stops, said SDDOP spokesman Tony Mangan. That’s over four times as much money seized during last year’s rally.

A few “significant” arrests contributed to this year’s large seizure amount, Mangan said.

Seven vehicles were also seized for drug possession, compared to six vehicles seized last year.

Also in the report, five people died during the rally in motorcycle crashes. Only two people died last year.

DUI arrests, total citations and total warnings were all lower than last year’s total, according to the report. Drug arrests and crashes were higher than last year.

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Source: Argus Leader