Man leads police on high speed chase through Woonsocket

A Woonsocket man led police on a high-speed chase through Woonsocket ending with his arrest west of town Saturday night.
Ryan Schaller, 28, of Woonsocket was arrested for speeding, DUI, aggravated eluding and resisting arrest after leading police on a 20 minute chase through two counties.
Schaller was clocked at 104 mph around a mile east of Woonsocket heading west when a state trooper called it in around 10:20 p.m. Deputy Jason Coenen joined the pursuit of the 2009 black Dodge Ram at the intersection of the Mt. Vernon oil in Woonsocket.
Police followed Schaller west out of Woonsocket on 230th Street, or old Highway 34. Schaller proceeded at a high rate of speed and made multiple turns, heading into Jerauld County before doubling back to Sanborn County, in an apparent attempt to lose the authorities.
Schaller eventually ended up back near the corner of 393rd Avenue and 230th Street where police put out a spike strip. Schaller ran over the spikes and continued on flat tires, turning east on 230th and reaching speeds of 90 mph, before stopping at a residence just about a quarter mile west of Woonsocket.
Schaller was taken into custody. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 26.
Aggravated eluding is a Class 6 felony and carries the maximum sentence of two years in prison and/or a fine of $4,000. DUI and resisting arrest are each Class 1 misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine and speeding is a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, Sanborn and Jerauld county sheriffs offices and the Game, Fish and Parks assisted in the chase.

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