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Report: Driver arrested after attempting to strike officers in Lowcountry chase

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Droze mugshot (Source: CCDC) Droze mugshot (Source: CCDC)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A 50-year-old man is behind bars after authorities say he attempted to strike four police officers during a chase that started in North Charleston and ended in West Ashley Wednesday afternoon. 

The North Charleston Police Department charged Richard Andrew Droze with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of meth, failure to stop for blue lights and four counts of attempted murder. 

According to police, shortly before 2 p.m., officers attempted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle at Deerwood Drive and Fernwood Drive. 

Police say the driver failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit that ended on Highway 61 near Middleton Inn. 

Droze was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing. 

Motorists reported traffic was nearly at a standstill during the incident. 

"I was probably stuck in traffic for about half an hour," one motorist said."I just made my way back to [West Ashley] rather than stick around."

Another motorist shot video around 2:36 p.m. of multiple police units still in the area. 

Officers with North Charleston and deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office were involved in the pursuit.

No injuries were reported.  

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