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Dickinson man sends police on a low speed chase through town

A Dickinson man was arrested after sending officers on "low-speed" chase through town on Thursday, Feb. 22. The Dickinson Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a suspended driver around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. It was believed the 37-year-old man was possibly armed, DPD Capt. Joe Cianni said in an email to The Press.

A felony-style traffic stop was initiated, the driver initially stopped then fled after ignoring officers' verbal commands to exit the vehicle, police said. A low-speed pursuit followed and ended near a north Dickinson motel. The driver fled from the vehicle into the motel lobby where he was taken into custody following a brief struggle and Taser deployment.

The driver was ultimately arrested for numerous charges, including Class A misdemeanor fleeing in a motor vehicle, Class C felony terrorizing, Class A misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and Class C felony resisting arrest. Further charges may be pending, police said.

Police said a female acquaintance of the driver interfered with officers during the arrest of the male subject at the motel.

The 42-year-old Dickinson resident was subsequently arrested for physical obstruction of a government function. Both individuals are currently in the custody of the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson.

During the course of the incident, Jefferson Elementary faculty witnessed the slow speed pursuit passing by near the school and went into "Secure Campus" mode as a precaution, Cianni said in the email.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook started working as the multimedia editor for The Press in January 2016.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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