Video: S.C. police catch suspects in 100 mph pursuit
Dash cam footage shows two cruisers weave in and out of traffic before nearly crashing into the suspects vehicle
By Andrew Knapp
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The pursuit lasted just 65 seconds. But in that time, police cruisers hit nearly 100 mph, weaved through traffic on Ashley Phosphate Road and ran a red light at 85 mph.
Video released Thursday depicts those scenes as two cruisers from the North Charleston Police Department chased a pickup truck whose driver was suspected of involvement in a counterfeiting case.
The pursuit ended about 1.5 miles after it started Saturday when the four-door Ford crashed into a utility pole. Officer Ryan Terrell, the lead pursuer who has been with the department for four years, could not brake in time and rear-ended the wrecked pickup.
Police supervisors will review the pursuit to determine whether any policies were violated, such as one provision that mirrors state law and advises officers to approach red lights and stop signs with caution. Chief Jon Zumalt was unavailable to comment Thursday, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.