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Charges dropped against man who claimed he was afraid to stop for deputies

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A Goose Creek man who said he feared what might happen if he stopped for Charleston Country deputies learned charges against him were dropped.

On Aug. 2 deputies arrested Jamaal Reddy for failing to stop for blue lights on Ladson Road.

Deputies said Reddy had no tail lights on his car and refused to pull over. But Reddy called 911 and told an operator he was afraid to stop because he was on a dark back road.

He told the 911 operator he wanted to get to a well lit area.

"I don't want anything to happen. A lot's been happening," Reddy said in the 911 call recording.

"I understand that sir," the operator responded. "They pulled you over for a certain reason, ok?"

"Ok, I'm stopping the car right now," he said.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said after reviewing the dash cam video and the 911 call she decided to dismiss the charges.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office says Reddy not stopping right away created a dangerous situation for the deputies.

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