Charleston man arrested after Georgia chase

Stnicholas Garvin (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
Stnicholas Garvin (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - A Charleston man was arrested early Sunday morning after a high-speed pursuit in Effingham County, Georgia.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, a deputy saw the driver of a red Chevrolet Impala driving erratically on Ga. 119 north, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say the driver did not stop as the deputy tried to pull the car over.

Deputies chased the vehicle on Ga. 119 and set up to perform the pursuit intervention technique maneuver, according to the sheriff's office. A deputy performed the PIT maneuver, which forced the car into a ditch.

Stnicholas Garvin, 32, of Charleston, allegedly resisted as deputies tried to remove him from the car. Deputies had to break the car's windows to get Garvin out of the car. He was subdued with a Taser as he continued to resist arrest.

Garvin was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing to elude law enforcement, open container and several other traffic violations.

Garvin was released on a $10,485 bond.

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