The Rapid City Journal website just posted this piece, to which I was alerted by Larry Kurtz.
Former Rapid City mayor Jim Shaw was arrested Tuesday afternoon after failing to stop for an officer.
Shaw, 65, is accused of speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and obstructing police, according to a news release from the Rapid City Police Department.
Around 2:45 p.m., an officer was patrolling on East Mall Drive, spotted a vehicle traveling 52 miles per hour in a 40-mile-per-hour zone and attempted to pull over the driver.Do I smell scotch? Or is it crank?
Shaw continued for several blocks before stopping at a red light at East Mall Drive and LaCrosse Street. The officer exited his vehicle and approached the driver who took off when the traffic light turned green.
Shaw traveled through the intersection and continued for another block before stopping.
The former mayor jumped out of the vehicle and refused to follow the officer’s commands. The officer drew his duty weapon for safety reasons and Shaw continued to be non compliant. Additional officers arrived to assist and Shaw was arrested and taken to Pennington County Jail.
The case has been forwarded to the Pennington County State’s Attorney.