Cops: Domestic incident sparked chase down I-26

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police say a chase which ended in the upper peninsula of downtown Charleston Monday stemmed from a domestic incident.

According to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor, a woman and her boyfriend were arguing at a home on Furr Street around 8:30 a.m. when he snatched her car keys and tried to take her vehicle, which was carrying the woman's two children.

Pryor said when the boyfriend got into her vehicle, the woman told him she could not use it and climbed inside.

Police said the boyfriend drove down Interstate 26 and accelerated away from officers who tried to stop him.

Pryor said the man behind the wheel eventually stopped near the corner of Romney and Simons streets and ran away on foot.  Police were not able to find him.

Pryor said the woman and her two children were unharmed during the incident. The woman drove her vehicle back to North Charleston.

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