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.