Driver locked up after high-speed chase ends in crash

(Photo: Robert McCorkle)
(Photo: Robert McCorkle)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say a 32-year-old man was locked up on Wednesday following a high-speed chase that ended when a station wagon crashed into a utility pole.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Ahmanarasha Coaxum with possession of crack, failure to stop for blue lights and aggravated assault. Coaxum was locked up at the Charleston County Detention Center.

Coaxum was extracted from the vehicle by the North Charleston Fire Department and transported to MUSC Tuesday evening.

The incident started when North Charleston police officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Peacock Avenue around 6 p.m.

According to police, Coaxum struck a woman, got into his vehicle and left. Officers later located him on Interstate 26 near the Highway 52 connector.

Police say Coaxum then took the Rivers Avenue exit at a high rate of speed, eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole near Midland Park Road. According to investigators, he is also wanted for outstanding warrants with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

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