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Sheriff’s deputy’s pursue pickup that failed to stop

Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – The driver of a pickup truck failed to stop for sheriff’s deputies Tuesday afternoon south of Lexington. According to a spokesman for the sheriff’s department, the truck’s driver initiated the chase after a West Region deputy tried to pull it over. The deputy had initiated the traffic stop after he ran the tag on the vehicle, and it came back as stolen. The pursuit ran up South Lake Drive right through the heart of Red Bank.

Eventually, the sheriff’s department broke the chase off near SC 6 and Edmund Highway because of the traffic volume, and the fact that the chase had become too dangerous. Citizens reported that the driver of the truck was driving in a manner that forced cars off the road, and was threatening the safety of other motorist. This all played a part in the decision to end the pursuit.

Even though the deputies ended the chase, they eventually located the truck that fled in the South Region. The driver apparently fled the scene on foot. Deputies with K-9’s responded, and tried to track the suspect. Eventually, the track was called because of the heat, and its effect on the K-9's.

At this time, no arrest has been made. Deputies are continuing to investigate the case, and are attempting to locate the suspect through investigative means..

The sheriff’s department has not released the reason that the deputies originally tried to stop the truck, or the exact location that they located the vehicle.

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