Gaston, SC – A man led Lexington County Sheriff Deputies on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon after fleeing from a traffic stop. A deputy first attempted to stop the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Glenn and Gardners Terrace Roads between Cayce, South Congaree, and Gaston.
According to Captain Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the deputy initiated the stop because the driver’s vehicle had a cracked windshield. For some unknown reason, the driver failed to stop and instead sped away. He eventually turned onto Highway 321 south toward Gaston and Swansea.
Witnesses to the chase said that a white car that appeared to be a Cadillac blew through the stop light at Woodtrail Drive and Hwy 321 at the Food Lion before speeding through the business district with several county units in pursuit. The vehicles continued through the town of Gaston and on toward Swansea.
Eventually, a county deputy deployed a tire deflation device near Lewis Rast Road and the Sandhills/ECC school cluster. The chase came to an end in the town of Swansea where the suspect was taken into custody.
No county vehicles were damaged during the chase and there were no serious injuries reported. The county’s deputies were assisted by officers from the Swansea Police Department.
The name of the driver of the car has not yet been released. Myrick said that he has been charged with failure to stop for a blue light. Other charges are pending.