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UPDATE: Driver charged with possession of meth after crashing car into Pirate’s Cove pond

On October 15th at around 6:25 p.m., police were dispatched to 150 N. 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.
On October 15th at around 6:25 p.m., police were dispatched to 150 N. 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.(Rapid City Police Department)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 7:50 AM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16

The driver of the car that drove into the pond of Pirate’s Cove Thursday night, was arrested for driving under the influence. Later the driver was charged with possession of meth.

Heather Tenfingers, 39, of Rapid City was southbound on North Lacrosse Street when she veered into traffic and hit the ditch, then eventually the pond in Pirate’s Cove around 6:25 a.m. Oct. 15.

After being transported to the Pennington County Jail, medical staff alerted police she had a baggie full of a crystal substance in her hospital bed. It field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Ultimately, Tenfingers was placed under arrest for DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and No Proof of Insurance.

A car crashed into the pond at miniature golf attraction Pirate’s Cove around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Rapid City police, a female driver was going southbound on North Lacrosse Street when she veered into traffic and hit the ditch, then eventually the pond in Pirate’s Cove.

She immediately received medical attention and was transported to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

Police say charges are forthcoming.

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