Suspect in hospital following car chase in Berkeley County

Suspect in hospital following car chase in Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (AP) - Berkeley County deputies say a car chase Saturday night ended with a suspect being taken to the hospital.

They say the situation started with a disturbance call on Sassafras Lane in Summerville. While on the way to the call, deputies were flagged down on Tillman Branch Road, also in Summerville, by the complainant. He said his daughter was involved in a domestic dispute with the suspect.

He called his daughter on the phone, and deputies were able to hear a loud disturbance in the background.

Deputies got a vehicle description and started looking for the a burgundy colored Nissan Truck. While they were looking, the suspect threatened to kill both the victim and himself.

Deputies were able to find the truck driving near Cypress Gardens Road and Old Highway 52 with the suspect and the victim inside.

While a traffic stop was being conducted, the suspect stopped and tried to push the victim out of the truck as it was still moving, causing her to be dragged momentarily. The victim was able to get back in the truck, and the driver sped off.

Deputies started chasing the vehicle, and the driver stopped again and successfully pushed the victim out of the truck. He then sped off along Old Highway 52 toward Moncks Corner.

The report says the suspect started to drive in a reckless manner and attempt to crash. The suspect steered the truck directly into the concrete bridge near the Berkeley Country Club. The truck caught fire and the suspect was able to crawl out of the wreck.He was taken to MUSC in an unknown condition.

Detectives are seeking warrants on this case for Domestic - First Degree, Kidnapping and Failure to Stop for Blue Lights.

The report says the name of the suspect when warrants are obtained.

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