A police chase that lasted six minutes, spanning two counties ended last Friday morning when the driver of a 2013 Chevy pickup crashed into a concrete block. The 42-year-old Irmo driver was arrested on the scene, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. The man has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for a blue light, disregarding a stop sign, failure to obey traffic control device, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.
The chase began at 11:08 a.m. in connection with a hit and run in Chester County, and thereafter troopers followed the truck into York County. The chase came to a close when the man pulled into a concrete mixing plant, and crashed into a concrete block in a shallow pond. The impact of the block employed the airbags inside the truck, the left front tire was shredded, and the front end of the vehicle was submerged in the pond.
The man’s criminal history shows that he was convicted as a sex offender in 1996 and again in 2003. Further, dating as far back as 1988, the man has been arrested and convicted on charges such as grand larceny of a vehicle, driving under suspension, failure to stop for police, second degree burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of drugs and criminal sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 11 and 14, according to SLED records.
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