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N. Charleston police make arrest following car chase into downtown Charleston

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:35 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that stemmed from a North Charleston Police Department pursuit.

North Charleston Police say Daniel Mobley, 22, has been charged with failure to stop for a blue light, unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving under suspension second offense.

Charleston Police Department Sergeant Elisabeth Wolfsen says officers with the North Charleston Police Department pursued Mobley in a vehicle into the downtown area that subsequently crashed into a light pole Monday morning.

Wolfsen says the crash was near the intersection of Meeting Street and Mary Street.
Wolfsen says the crash was near the intersection of Meeting Street and Mary Street.(Live 5)

The North Charleston Police Department says at around 5:24 a.m. Monday, they received information that a vehicle was taken at gunpoint at the intersection of Tulane Road and Hayden Glen Drive.

Officers say they located the vehicle at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate Road and Northwoods Boulevard. The officer attempted a traffic stop, but North Charleston Police say the driver failed to yield and a car chase ensued.

The pursuit traveled on I-26 East on to Dorchester Road, onto Rivers Avenue, then on to King Street Extension, North Charleston Police said. The suspect struck a light pole on Meeting Street, and officers say Mobley fled from the vehicle.

Wolfsen says the crash was near the intersection of Meeting Street and Mary Street. She says the South Carolina Highway Patrol is working the collision because the car that crash had been chased by the North Charleston Police Department.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Nick Pye said Mobley jumped out of the car before it hit the light post.

After Mobley fled from the vehicle police chased him on foot. Police say Mobley was captured when challenged by a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office K9 and a North Charleston Police officer.

Wolfsen said she didn’t think the collision caused any light or power outages in the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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