A Tega Cay man is being held at the York County jail on attempted murder and other charges related to an alleged DUI incident in Tega Cay Saturday.
Police said David Lee Rogers, 26, is accused of being drunk when a Kia minivan he was driving hit another vehicle on Windward Drive at around 2 p.m. Rogers then left the scene in the Kia, police said, and soon crashed into another vehicle on Marquesas Drive before colliding with a tree and a street sign. Meanwhile, an off-duty S.C. Hwy. Patrol officer who reported seeing Rogers driving erratically, followed the Kia and intervened.
The trooper said Rogers grappled with him until the trooper drew a gun and kept Rogers there until Tega Cay City Police arrived.
There was at least on injury because of the incident, police said, but police are relieved that it wasn’t worse.
“He stopped the guy before any further injury could occur and we’re grateful to him for that,” Capt. David Nelson, spokesman for the Tega Cay Police Dept., said about the trooper.
“It could have have been a lot worse.”
Nelson also praised the TCPD officers who responded soon after Rogers was stopped.
“They handled it properly and professionally and we’re proud of that,” Nelson said. “My officers did a fabulous job.”
The other charges – there are nine in all – range from leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest to unlawful carrying of a weapon. The latter charge resulted after police said they found a gun in Rogers’ vehicle. As of Tuesday evening he was still being held in the York County Detention Center under $185,000 bond.