Suspect flees from authorities and crashes into Wendy’s restaurant

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LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – Shortly after 11:30 p.m., on February 22, deputies attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Highway 78 and College Park Road.  

Public Information Officer Roger Antonio stated that the suspect fled from deputies.  Deputies pursued the vehicle, which contained two occupants, towards the Summerville area.  

During the pursuit, the suspect discarded unknown items/substances out of the vehicle, according to the news release.  The vehicle pulled in and out of multiple commercial parking lots until losing control and colliding into a Wendy’s restaurant at 740 N. Main Street in Summerville.  

The driver was arrested and charged with DUI, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Simple Possession of Marijuana.  

He was transported to a hospital for a reported injury to his wrist.  The passenger was charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Open Container.  

SCHP responded to investigate the collision

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