CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a Tuesday afternoon vehicle pursuit which included a stolen car.
Don Calabrese with the Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) told News 2 that the vehicle was stolen from Mount Pleasant and seen in North Charleston where the chase began.
The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) attempted to stop the vehicle on I-26, but the driver fled, and a passenger exited the vehicle. The passenger was detained and later released.
The driver has since been identified as Bryan Joseph Charlebois (40).
The pursuit continued through Berkeley and Charleston Counties, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) assisted.
Law enforcement agencies pursued the vehicle west on I-26 to the Jedburg Road exit, where Charlebois “briefly exited the interstate,” then onto I-26 eastbound, and I-526. The pursuit left I-526 and went onto Savannah Highway through West Ashley.
Stop sticks were also deployed in several locations to stop or slow the vehicle.
The pursuit later came to an end near Trucklands Road on Johns Island.
Charlebois fled on foot, but was detained by a CCSO K-9.
While Mount Pleasant PD said they were not involved in the chase, an officer and tow truck driver were dispatched to the scene to recover the vehicle and bring it back to the town.
During the course of the pursuit, Charlebois “left the scene of one collision,” and the SC Highway Patrol is investigating.
NCPD is charging Charlebois with failure to stop for blue lights and siren and possession of heroin. Additional charges by NCPD, CCSO, SCHP, and MPPD are pending.
According to Al Cannon Detention Center records, Charlebois has a criminal history dating back to 2011. Among his charges are multiple drug and burglary offenses, larceny, and domestic violence.
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