DUI arrest made after driver ends up in Rapid City mini golf pond
RAPID CITY, S.D. — One woman has been arrested on multiple charges after driving her car into a pond at the Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Rapid City Wednesday night.
Around 6:25 p.m., Wednesday October 15th, police were dispatched to 150 North Lacrosse Street for a report of a vehicle that had just driven into the pond at the attraction. On arrival, police located the vehicle which was partially submerged in the water.
Police made contact with the driver, who was lying in the grass near the vehicle. She was identified as 39-year-old Heather Tenfingers of Rapid City, and police noted the strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. Her speech was also slurred and she had a difficult time maintaining balance while she spoke with officers.
After speaking to witnesses, police learned the vehicle was travelling southbound on North Lacrosse Street. The vehicle failed to negotiate the curve in the road before it crashed into the pond.
Meanwhile, Tenfingers was transported to the hospital to be evaluated. She was cleared medically, and placed under arrest for DUI before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.
While in booking, police were notified by medical staff at the hospital that they had located a baggie containing a white crystal substance in the hospital bed she was in. Police collected the baggie, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Ultimately, Tenfingers was placed under arrest for DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and No Proof of Insurance.