Darlington area vehicle pursuit
On October 5 at 10 p.m., Darlington County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies witnessed the driver of an SUV drive into oncoming traffic on McIver Rd near Charleston Rd. Deputies attempted a traffic stop but the driver fled. Deputies pursued the driver of the SUV into Florence County. The driver of the SUV stopped in a neighborhood off of N. Douglas St. in Florence. The driver exited the SUV and fled on foot. The SUV rolled backwards striking the patrol car. The patrol car received damage to the driver door area. The deputy was not injured.
The driver of the SUV fled into a wooded area. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office K9 Tracking Team and
Aviation Unit searched for the driver for approximately an hour until the search was called off.
Inside the vehicle, deputies discovered a loaded handgun and an open container of alcohol. The vehicle collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.