Suspects flee stolen car after traffic stop in Mount Pleasant

Suspects flee stolen car after traffic stop in Mount Pleasant
Charleston Police are responding to a four-car crash in West Ashley.

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officers are seeking two men they say fled from a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in Mount Pleasant early Monday morning.

According to an incident report, an officer was near the Ravenel Bridge around midnight when he saw a car traveling much faster than the posted speed limit.

He activated his blue lights after confirming the vehicle was traveling at 71 miles per hour and they pulled into the Days Inn parking lot, the incident report states.

As the vehicle was coming to a stop, the car's driver and passenger doors opened and two suspects took off, headed toward the Harbor Point Apartments. According to the incident report, the vehicle, later confirmed stolen, was still in gear and rolled into some bushes in the motel parking lot.

Officers but were not able to find the suspects, despite attempting to chase them on foot and establishing a perimeter.

According to Charleston County Dispatch, MaGrath Darby was closed between Highway 17 and Coleman Boulevard until around 4 a.m. as officers searched for them.

The officers heard shots fired at the nearby Red Roof Inn while responding to the incident. A spokesman for the police department says that is being investigated as a separate incident.

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