Authorities Shoot Car With Beanbag Round During Pursuit Near Aberdeen

Tammy Dreyer, 48, of Aberdeen arrested

A woman has been arrested in Brown County after officers shot out her window during  a pursuit reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour Friday morning.

Authorities  say Tammy Dreyer, 48, of Aberdeen was arrested early Friday morning on eluding, an outstanding bench warrant, and driving under suspension charges. They say a Brown County deputy was attempting to stop Dreyer in a traffic stop in the 700 block of 6th Avenue, when she would not stop. The driver continued to travel west on 6th Avenue to Highway 281, when Aberdeen Police joined in the pursuit.

During the pursuit, the vehicle started to smoke, and stopped south of 138th Street. Authorities received information identifying Dreyer and that she was armed with a handgun. They say she refused to exit her vehicle.

After activating Aberdeen Police’s Special Response and Negotiation Teams, Dreyer continued to refuse to exit the vehicle. Officers shot out her rear left window with a beanbag round, and put pepper balls inside the vehicle. Dreyer then surrendered.

Authorities say there were no injuries during the incident.  The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen Police Department, Groton Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the incident.

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