15 June 2019
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


South Dakota man arrested for DWI in Olean

On June 13, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Dale X. Blessing, 69, of Box Elder, SD for Driving While Intoxicated.

During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in the town of Olean, Blessing was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication. Troopers determined he had been operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Blessing was then arrested and transported to SP Olean, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.10% BAC.

Blessing was issued appearance tickets for Olean Town Court, where he is due to appear in July.

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