Woman who caused 7-car pile up has long rap sheet

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The woman who highway patrol troopers say caused a seven car pile up on I-26 Wednesday morning has a long rap sheet.

Charleston County investigators say Pamela Habersham was driving a car that was stolen in Port Royal. Deputies arrested Habersham after they say she left the scene of the accident.

A judge issued a little more than a $16,000 bond for the suspect on Thursday. Port Royal police are investigating the car jacking.

The huge traffic headache left cars at a standstill Wednesday morning. The crash backed up traffic all the way to mile marker 203, near College Park.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says that seven cars were involved in the crash and several people were transported to the hospital.

According to investigators, it all started when Habersham, who was driving erratically, cut off another car and slammed on her brakes causing the accident.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to the accident around 6:10 a.m. One of the vehicles involved in the accident was found to be stolen and involved in a carjacking in Port Royal.

Habersham was placed under arrest for two outstanding traffic citations and transported to the Charleston County Detention Center on a hold for Port Royal authorities. Authorities charged her with leaving the scene of a collision with personal injury, driving under suspension second-offense and reckless driving.

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