Trooper’s patrol car damaged in Fort Mill police chase

A state trooper’s car was damaged after he ran up an embankment during a police chase in Fort Mill.

The 26-year-old patrolman was on Gold Hill Road following a Honda reported to be driven by an intoxicated driver Wednesday when the suspect’s car made a quick right hand turn onto Deerfield Drive and then increased its speed, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The trooper tried to stop the driver, but the suspect made another sharp turn. The trooper couldn’t make the turn and went up an embankment, causing about $6,000 in damage to his patrol car.

The officer backed down the embankment and tried to pick up the pursuit, but his car “became disabled” a short distance down the road, the report states.