Report: Woman led authorities on chase with 2 infants inside SUV

Sakinah Brown (Source: DCSO)
Sakinah Brown (Source: DCSO)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies say the woman who crashed a SUV into two other vehicles on Lincolnville Road while fleeing from authorities in a chase exceeding 100 miles per hour on Tuesday had two infants inside the vehicle.

According to a Dorchester County Sheriff's Office incident report, Summerville police were trying to serve warrants to 31-year-old Sakinah Brown, of St. Stephen, when she led deputies and police on a chase from Louise Court in Ladson to Lincolnville Road, where she wrecked.

Authorities said Brown, driving a Chevrolet Avalanche, nearly swiped a patrol vehicle at one point while brazenly maneuvering around parked patrol vehicles. She also reportedly ran stop signs, passed illegally, and forced other vehicles off the road as she led authorities down Ladson Road, onto Palmetto Commerce Parkway, back onto Ladson Road, and then onto Lincolnville Road.

Deputies said she then cut onto West Stall Street before heading to West Carolina Avenue, West Boundary Street, Calhoun Street, West Pine Street, and back on to Lincolnville Road. At one point she sped through a construction zone, authorities said.

Eventually, deputies say she attempted to pass a Cadillac around 12:46 p.m. on Lincolnville Road when she struck an SUV that was travelling in the opposite direction and then sideswiped a Cadillac.

Deputies said Brown then fled the vehicle on foot before she was apprehended a short time later in a nearby subdivision.

When deputies looked inside the Avalanche, they noticed a woman sitting in the front-passenger seat and her two infants in the back seat. Deputies said only one of the infants was properly secured. The mother and the infants were taken to the hospital, as was the driver of the Cadillac.

All injuries were minor, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

In addition to the charges related to police warrants, Brown was also charged with failure to stop for blue lights and child endangerment.

She is being held in the Dorchester County Detention Center.

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