BCSO: Deputy injured after suspect tried to run him over

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BERKELEY CO., S.C. (WCBD) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reports that a deputy was injured following a vehicle pursuit.

The deputy was investigating a call behind a residence on Fiddle Way near Old Whitesville Road in Moncks Corner. The responding deputy noticed a suspicious looking, silver Tahoe that was being operated with defective equipment. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled from the scene.

The driver was later identified as George Riley Dreher, 31.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, other Berkeley County deputies began to set up a perimeter around the pursuit area with department-issued stop-stick in order to safely terminate the pursuit.

Dreher was traveling down St. James Avenue in Goose Creek when he neared two sets of stop-sticks.

He drove around the first set of stop-sticks. When he neared the second set of stop-sticks, he intentionally swerved towards the deputy that was attempting to deploy the sticks, and struck the deputy.

The deputy was injured and transported to a hospital for treatment.

The deputy’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Charges for Dreher are currently pending.

South Carolina Highway Patrol MAIT is investigating.

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