Man hits library building, leads police on chase

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department arrested a man after he hit the public library and refused to pull over on Friday night.

At 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, a report came in that an SUV had struck the Rapid City Public Library on Quincy Street. Police located the suspect vehicle a few blocks east and attempted to stop the vehicle.

This led to a short chase on Myrtle Avenue and East Kansas City Street. During the chase, the driver of the suspect vehicle opened his door and almost fell out of the vehicle.

Vehicle pursuit ended when the SUV collided with a retaining wall on the south side of East Kansas Street, but the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Police quickly caught up to the man and brought him to the ground. After he was brought to the ground, the suspect continually ignored orders from police, and was tasered in order to bring him into custody.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Zachary Fegueroa of Rapid City. When Fegueroa was subdued, a DUI investigation revealed that he was too impaired to safely operate a vehicle.

Fegueroa was placed under arrest for DUI, eluding, obstructing, and two counts of hit and run and was transported to the Pennington County Jail.

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