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Man who initiated police pursuit with deputies has not been apprehended

Edmund, SC (Paul Kirby) - A Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy is uninjured after a crash involving his cruiser during a pursuit Monday night. The accident happened close to Old Orangeburg Road and Pleasant View Drive, just south of central Lexington County, sometime before midnight.

According to our sources, a suspect had initiated a pursuit and a number of cruisers were assisting in efforts to try and get that vehicle stopped. At some point, one of the deputies’ cruisers went off into a wooded area and overturned. Captain Adam Myrick, spokesman for LCDS, said that the deputy in the overturned cruiser was not hurt and walked away from the vehicle.

The man who led Lexington County deputies on a pursuit has not been apprehended according to the sheriff’s department. Captain Myrick gave no indication that there was any threat to the public from this individual.

According to Myrick, the deputy attempted to stop a car for an equipment violation just before midnight at the 600 block of Edmund Highway. The subject’s vehicle did not slow down after the deputy activated his blue lights. Instead, he initiated a pursuit which ended just past the intersection of Old Orangeburg and Pleasant View Roads when the deputy crashed. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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