A.B.A.T.E. of South Dakota collecting data on law enforcement during Sturgis Rally

police-stopA.B.A.T.E. of South Dakota is asking motorcyclists who are planning to be in the state during the upcoming Sturgis rally to report their contact with law enforcement, both local and statewide.  On their website the group has posted,

Contact us if you feel you have been treated unfairly by government agencies during the rally…if you are stopped by law enforcement and didnt deserve it, get us a copy of the citation or warning with as much relevant detail as you can. If you were stopped for an equipment related issue but after they discovered you (for example) were not a dui candidate and you were let go without a citation, also notify us of that, we need a paper trail to justify complaint.”

At this time there isn’t a contact form, or fax number to contact the State office.  There are several links to emails and if you are involved with law enforcement during the rally we suggest contacting one of these people.

State Coordinator Jiggs Cressy
Vice State Coordinator Rod Hersrud
State Treasurer Jan Weismantel
Legislative Officer Larry Nielson
State Secretary Bobbie Florey

 

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Wynonna Judd’s Husband Loses Leg in Motorcycle Accident

Wynonna Judd‘s husband and drummer Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser‘s left leg was amputated above the knee following a motorcycle accident on Saturday in South Dakota.  According to published reports the couple was riding separate motorcycles on US Hwy 16 near Deadwood SD when Moser crossed the center line and rammed into the side of Chevy Malibu traveling in the opposite direction.

Judd was riding just ahead of Moser and was not involved in the accident.

The leg was severed at the scene and doctors in Rapid City performed the surgery. He also underwent surgery to his hand.

Moser was cited for crossing the center line and not having a license to operate a motorcycle.

In a statement posted at Wynonna.com, the couple expresses their appreciation for “all of the quick medical and police responders as well as the hospital staff and well-wishes from family, friends and fans.” Judd said, “Cactus is a champion. I love him deeply and I will not leave his side,” she said in a statement Saturday.

The couple were married in June at Judd’s Nashville home.  Judd has canceled her concerts for the next week as a result of the accident.