Four injured when drunk driver crashes into building in rural Bryant

July 25, 2023

BRYANT, S.D.–Four people were injured over the weekend when a drunk driver smashed his vehicle into an occupied apartment building in Hamlin County.

On Sunday morning, just before 4:30, Watertown Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call about an incident that was taking place in rural Bryant. The 911 caller was not at the apartment building during the call and was not sure what was going on.

Deputies with the Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.

When officers arrived, it was discovered that a vehicle had crashed into a building where several people had been sleeping.

Four people that were inside during the crash received non-life-threatening injuries and were taken by ambulances to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old Bryant man, was arrested for DUI as well as additional charges pending on the incident.