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Citations down, drunken driving arrests up at Sturgis rally

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STURGIS, S.D. (AP) -

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the number of crimes, crashes and citations at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is down from last year so far -- with one exception.

There are more drunken driving arrests. The Argus Leader says 28 drivers were arrested for driving drunk, five more than last year. Authorities say misdemeanor and felony drug arrests are down. Officers have issued 526 warnings so far, down from 733 last year.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began its 10-day run Friday in the Black Hills.

State transportation officials expect up to 600,000 bikers to attend.

 

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