Deputies: Man facing charges after high-speed chase reaches second county

Deputies: Man facing charges after high-speed chase reaches second county
Tyriek Smith (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies arrested a 25-year-old man Monday morning after they say he led them on a chase into Georgetown County.

Tyriek Smith is charged with failure to stop with blue lights, according to jail records.

A deputy patrolling the McClellanville ran the license plate of a silver Honda and learned it was suspended, an incident report states. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on North Highway 17, the vehicle did not stop and continued at speeds of 60 mph, eventually reaching speeds of more than 90 mph, the report states.

Deputies say the vehicle made "an erratic lane change" and a deputy was able to deploy a stop stick, causing the vehicle's front and rear passenger tires to deflate.

The driver, later identified as Smith, pulled the vehicle over and he was taken into custody, the report states.

Deputies say Smith was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Georgetown County and was being held on that warrant.

Smith was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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