Crime

August 7, 2014

Police: Fugitive drove 100 mph on Rock Hill streets before escape

Police in Rock Hill are searching for a man who led officers on a chase through several city streets Wednesday afternoon that reached 100 miles per hour before police broke off the pursuit.

Police in Rock Hill are searching for a man who led officers on a chase through several city streets Wednesday afternoon that reached 100 miles per hour before police broke off the pursuit.

In the incident that started on Heckle Boulevard officers first saw the silver Nissan Altima weaving in and out of traffic and speeding at more than 60 mph, according to a police report. After an officer found the car at a gas station and got out of his patrol car to approach the driver, the driver sped off with several officers joining the pursuit that went as high as 100 mph. Police terminated the chase after the driver ran red lights and police lost visual contact.

A passerby and mail carrier then told police about seeing the vehicle and it was later found behind some apartments. K-9 officers and a tracking dog were brought in but the suspect was not found.

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