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Sleeping, drunk Hastings man parked on lawn gives officers finger, runs away, gets tasered

Hastings police were called to the 200 block of 13th Street on the report of a man sleeping in a vehicle. The call came in at 4:29 p.m. Dec. 25. The vehicle was parked on the grass in the yard of a foreclosed home.

Officers arrived and found the man at the wheel with the vehicle running. Officers were eventually able to wake the man. Upon waking up, the man extended his middle finger to the officer. He was eventually removed from the vehicle, then tried running away.

According to the police report, officers chased after the man and when they caught him he became combative. He was ultimately Tazed.

The man was booked into the Dakota County Jail. He was arrested for felony DWI, fleeing on foot and on a Dakota County warrant.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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