Suspect flees from traffic stop

  • Thursday, August 29, 2013

A man arrested in Goose Creek may have been in as much trouble with his spouse as he is with law enforcement.
At about 25 minutes after midnight on Aug. 11, a Goose Creek Police Department officer pulled over a car traveling south on U.S. 52. The officer ran the license plate and confirmed that the registered owner, a Ridgeville man, had an active warrant with Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer pulled over the vehicle because its headlights were improperly adjusted, according to a GCPD incident report.
The vehicle at first did not pull over but eventually pulled into the Autozone off U.S. 176 and came to a stop at the Wing Street parking lot.
That’s when the suspect got out and ran north through the parking lot, according to the report. Another officer had arrived on scene and chased the suspect while the officer initiating the stop turned off the car, according to the report.
The suspect was captured near the Subway and placed in handcuffs, according to the report.
The suspect told an officer he had messed up and the reason he had run was because he had been somewhere he was not supposed to be, according to the report. He continued that he had been with a woman who was not his wife and did not want to get in trouble.
He was charged with operating a vehicle in unsafe mechanical condition, failure to maintain proof of insurance, failure to stop for a blue light and resisting a police officer, according to the report.
The driver was also given a warning for improper lights. He was taken to the detention center.

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