Postal worker arrested in alleged hit-and-run

BROOKINGS – A postal service driver was arrested after allegedly hitting a construction worker and leaving the scene, according to Brookings Police.

The police were notified about 10:20 a.m. Friday and called to a parking lot in the 2300 block of Sixth Street for a man who’d been “hit and drug by a mail truck,” Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

By the time officers arrived, the driver had left the scene. 

“We were able to locate the postal service truck a short distance away,” Powers said.

Michael Bunkers, a 36-year-old Brookings resident, was driving the postal service truck, Powers said. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving. He was transported to the Brookings County Detention Center.

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