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Rachel Lee Coleman back in court on new charges in Trooper Steen case

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A grand jury has indicted Rachel Lee Coleman on two new charges in the Trooper Steen case.

Coleman was arrested last October for allegedly attacking the South Dakota Highway Patrol officer with her car after a traffic stop.

KSFY News was in court today where Coleman was originally arraigned on eight different charges.

The grand jury added two additional charges both DWI accounts.

Rachel Lee Coleman sat almost emotionless in Lincoln County court while waiting to be arraigned on additional charges.

Coleman had very little to say in court as the judge reviewed her rights.

Lincoln County state's attorney Tom Wollman explains the reason for the new charges.

"Initially, when we presented the case to the grand jury, we were lacking some of the evidence that we needed from the state health lab to be able to present that particular portion to the case to the grand jury. So she was arraigned on that charge today as well as a part two information which is alleged that this is her 4th DWI," Wollman said.

As far as what's next in this case, a trial date had been set for April third, but Coleman's lawyer requested a delay.

Now a suppression hearing will be held in mid-May.

At that time, Coleman's lawyer may ask for certain evidence or statements made to be removed from this case.

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