Charleston deputy, NCPD officer collide following pursuit

Credit: WCBD/Ashley Yost

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A Charleston County Deputy was involved in an early morning crash Tuesday following a pursuit, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

According to spokeswoman Rita Avila Zelinsky, at approximately 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, a Charleston County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to stay in their lane on Interstate 26 near Cosgrove Ave.

The vehicle refused to stop and fled from the deputy on Cosgrove Ave towards Azalea Rd. The suspect vehicle crashed into a fence at Beech St and Buchannan St in North Charleston. The suspect then fled on foot but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Deputies found a mutilated safe, gloves and a crowbar inside the suspect’s vehicle, according to a news release.

While responding to the scene to assist the pursuing deputy, a Charleston County deputy and a North Charleston Police officer collided at Buchannan St and Delaware St.

The NCPD officer was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating both collisions.

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