South Dakota prosecutors to include dashcam video in trial

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) Prosecutors intend to present a dashcam video as evidence during the upcoming trial of a Washington state man accused of trying to kill a Highway Patrol trooper in South Dakota two years ago.

The Rapid City Journal reports that 35-year-old Donald Willingham faces trial on charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Deputy State's Attorney Josh Hendrickson says Willingham was in a vehicle when trooper Zachary Bader pulled the car over in October 2015 for speeding on Interstate 90 in Pennington County. Hendrickson says the video will show Bader requesting to search the vehicle after smelling marijuana.

Police say Willingham beat Bader and caused serious injuries, including facial fractures.

Willingham is being held at the Pennington County Jail.

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