NCPD officers catch man after high speed chase

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A high speed car chase through North Charleston was not enough for a man in possession of a stolen car to get away.

Antwon Edward Brooks, 20, from Charleston was arrested and charged with failure to stop for blue lights and possession of a stolen vehicle after leading police on a chase that started on Leeds Avenue and ended at the Sandpiper Lanes bowling alley on Ashley Phosphate Road.

According to reports, officers spotted Brooks traveling down Leeds Avenue at more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit and gave chase. Brooks accelerated to more than 70 mph and fled toward Dorchester Road.

Brooks turned into the Dorchester Village mobile home park, the report stated, and accelerated to almost 85 mph.

Officers, in an attempt to stop Brooks, set up spike strips on Dorchester Road and waited for him to exit the mobile home park. The strips worked, deflating the two passenger side tires, but Brooks continued driving even after the tire rubber had worn away.

One officer pulled ahead of Brooks as he turned into the bowling alley, pulled his gun and ordered Brooks to stop. When he did, the officer pulled the man from the car and handcuffed him.

After officers read Brooks his Miranda rights, Brooks admitted the car had been stolen from a gas station in Ravenel.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has not said whether they will charge Brooks with the car theft.

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