Passenger Arrested, Driver at Large Following Police Chase - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

11/17/04

Passenger Arrested, Driver at Large Following Police Chase

A police chase shortly before 1pm this afternoon started a chain of events that had traffic tied up on Middleground Road for quite some time.

Police say the driver of a black Firebird ran a stop sign at Apache and Shawnee. Officers began chasing the car, which slammed into a utility pole on Middleground. The driver took off on foot, leaving behind a passenger, Jamal Wright, with a broken leg.

Police blocked off access to the area for more than an hour. The driver is still on the run. A search uncovered two pounds of marijuana in the car.

Wright was arrested at the hospital.

Reported by: George Murphy, gmurphy@wtoc.com

 

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