Brookings fire chief arrested for drunken driving

March 25, 2021

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The fire chief in Brookings is accused of driving drunk.

Brookings Police Chief David Erickson says Chief Darrell Hartmann was pulled over last Friday about midnight, was given a field sobriety test and was arrested.

State’s Attorney Dan Nelson says police brought Hartmann to the county jail and he was released on bond Saturday morning.

Nelson says despite Hartmann’s title this case will be handled just like any other DUI charge.

A court date is set for April 26.