Deputy dragged by car following dispute over snow plow

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say a Meade County deputy was dragged by a vehicle after he tried to intervene in a dispute between the vehicle's driver and the driver of a snow plow.

Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin tells KNBN-TV that Deputy Branden Torres responded to a call in Black Hawk that a man in a car was blocking the plow because the plow was making drifts in his driveway.

Merwin says the deputy was gathering information about the incident when the vehicle drove off with Torres holding onto it. Torres was taken to a hospital for evaluation and released.

The 24-year-old driver was taken to the Meade County Jail and is facing a possible drunken driving charge.

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