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Video captures high speed chase that began in Hanahan, ended in Charleston

Surveillance footage of the chase in the Lowcountry late Wednesday night. Surveillance footage of the chase in the Lowcountry late Wednesday night.
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Melissa Tejada (Source: CCSO) Melissa Tejada (Source: CCSO)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities have released dash camera video footage of a chase around the Lowcountry that involved multiple police agencies and led to the arrest of a woman. 

Melissa Tejada is facing charges of DUI and simple possession of marijuana following Wednesday night's chase. 

Tejada is accused of leading Hanahan police, North Charleston police and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on an extended chase.

Newly released video shows law enforcement units chasing a car which at one point spins and faces a patrol vehicle. 

The suspect's car is then seen turning around and speeding off. 

She initially wouldn't stop when a Hanahan police officer tried to make a traffic stop near Yeamans Hall Road and Commonwealth Drive, according to the incident report.

The chase then went onto Remount Road before turning onto Rivers Avenue going toward I-526 when Tejada got on the interstate going west, the report stated. 

Tejada then got off I-526 in West Ashley using Glenn McConnell Parkway before getting back on the interstate, police say.

According to investigators, the pursuit then continued into the city of Charleston when CCSO deployed spike strips, and the vehicle collided with a fence in the port area.

The chase ended at Chapel and Washington Streets in Charleston. 

Tejada was then transported to MUSC. 

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