Cops: Burglary suspect tased after resisting arrest following chase

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Authorities say a 43-year-old Summerville man is behind bars after a deputy tased him for resisting arrest following a chase that started in Mount Pleasant and ended in North Charleston.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged 43-year-old Elliott Berger with resisting arrest and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.

Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were notified that the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were on I-526 chasing a Honda Civic driven by Berger, who was wanted for an attempted burglary and possibly armed with a weapon.

Deputies then spotted the suspect's vehicle on Rivers Avenue where a pursuit started after authorities say Berger refused to stop.

An incident report states the chase reached speeds of 95 mph.

At one point during the chase, investigators say when Berger attempted to get off I-26 onto Highway 78, his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area next to the exit ramp.

The sheriff's office says Berger refused to listen to deputies' commands as authorities removed him from the vehicle.

According to authorities, the suspect, who was bleeding, continued to resist deputies and held his arms under his body which deterred deputies from handcuffing him.

Authorities say Berger complied after a deputy used his taser on him. He was then transported to the hospital for treatment.

Berger was charged with failure to stop for a blue light and siren and resisting arrest.

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