NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading Berkeley County deputies in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in a crash on Highway 78.
While patrolling Red Bank Road in Goose Creek, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Ford Explorer with improper tags after the car made several improper lane changes; the deputy said it appeared to be an attempt to create distance from the patrol car.
After initiating the stop, the driver accelerated the vehicle heading towards North Charleston.
According to an incident report, The driver continued in the median towards Otranto Road, traveling down Rivers Avenue and I-26 eastbound, and exited onto Ashley Phosphate where the pursuit continued back towards River Avenue.
The deputy said the suspect continued driving in an extremely reckless manner throughout North Charleston, Hanahan and Goose Creek, even though a school zone near Hanahan High School.
The driver eventually turned down Highway 78 where the suspect collided with another vehicle near Trident Hospital and flipped on its side.
All three occupants were taken into custody without incident.
The driver was identified as Nancy Ross – the two other occupants were identified as Fordell Washington and Jayanna Pope.
A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating 1.5 gross grams of crystal-like substance which field-tested presumptive for Methamphetamine. All occupants of the vehicle denied any knowledge of the narcotics found, the report states.
Ross was transported to Trident Hospital for injuries sustained during the crash. After running Ross’s information, deputies were advised that Ross had numerous active arrest warrants through North Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, and Summerville Police Department for armed robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and motor vehicle theft.