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Police: Woman arrested after intentional crash, threatening officers with her dog

PUKWANA -- A Chamberlain woman who police say intentionally caused a two-vehicle crash later threatened officers with her dog. Brianna Parent, 25, was arrested on Dec. 7 after law enforcement responded to a two-vehicle crash on Old Highway 16, so...

PUKWANA - A Chamberlain woman who police say intentionally caused a two-vehicle crash later threatened officers with her dog.

Brianna Parent, 25, was arrested on Dec. 7 after law enforcement responded to a two-vehicle crash on Old Highway 16, south of Pukwana.

Around 5:50 p.m., Parent admitted she "intentionally rammed into the other vehicle because that driver made her mad," court documents state.

As her conversation with two law enforcement officers continued, Parent allegedly said her dog would rip the officers' arms off. According to court documents, Parent commanded the dog to attack, and "the dog became agitated." The officers moved away from the animal, which ultimately failed to attack.

A preliminary breath test allegedly revealed Parent's blood-alcohol content to be 0.336 percent. The legal limit to drive in South Dakota is 0.08 percent.

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Law enforcement also found an 18-year-old female passenger in the vehicle who was "very intoxicated and unaware of the situation," court documents state. Parent allegedly admitted to purchasing alcohol for the passenger.

Parent's vehicle sustained "extensive" damage. The front bumper was damaged, the driver-side window was broken, all air bags deployed, and passenger-side windshield was damaged after the passenger was flung forward. No injuries were mentioned in the police report.

The other vehicle sustained visible damage to the rear bumper.

Parent was transported to the Brule County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a class 3 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine; intentional damage to property valued $5,000 to $100,000, a class 4 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; and simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a class 6 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 2 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

Parent was also charged with second-offense DUI and reckless driving, class 1 misdemeanors punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; and open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, giving alcohol to someone 18 to 21, and failing to maintain financial responsibility, class 2 misdemeanors punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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