Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Using Car to Run Over SD Trooper Means Over 40 Years in Prison

A woman who ran over a South Dakota State trooper in 2012 will spend a long time in prison for her actions.  Judge Joseph Neiles today sentenced Rachel Coleman to a combined 42 and a half years in prison for the incident that included a lengthy chase on Sioux Falls city streets and severely injured Trooper Andrew Steen.  

Coleman learned of her fate in a Lincoln County courtroom in Canton today.  Forty years of her sentence was for an assault charge and 2 and a half years for the DWI charge with the sentences to be served consecutively.

The sentence started retroactively when she first went into court custody back in October of 2012.  Coleman must also pay restitution, as well as court costs and repay the cost of a county attorney.

Following the sentence, Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, issued a statement on Coleman’s sentencing:

“Now that Rachel Coleman has been sentenced for her crimes, this case will have worked its way through South Dakota’s criminal justice system. We are satisfied with that outcome.”

“Throughout this process, our attention has been on Trooper Andrew Steen and his family as the courageous trooper recovered from life-threatening injuries and worked his way back to full duty with the Highway Patrol. Andrew returned to full duty on Feb. 4 of this year. We are thankful for his full recovery and pleased that he is back on duty protecting and serving the citizens of South Dakota.”

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hot 104.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hot 104.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.