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Georgetown woman leads law enforcement on vehicle chase for second time this week

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 27-year-old Georgetown woman led Georgetown County Sheriff’s Deputies on a 10-minute vehicle pursuit on Highway 521 Thursday afternoon after commandeering a DHEC employee’s vehicle. The same woman was pursued by Georgetown City Police on Tuesday for speeding, but the pursuit was called off because of the danger it posed to the public. 

The DHEC employee was travelling down Kent Road around 12 p.m. when Wanda Chavis flagged down the employee and jumped into the vehicle.

Chavis was taken into police custody without incident on Sirfield Street outside of her residence.

City of Georgetown Police Captain Nelson Brown said Chavis was spotted driving 80 mph in a 40 mph zone, and the speed got up to 120 mph. The GPD tried to pull her over on Highmarket Street and Reservoir Street where she was clocked doing 80 mph.

Georgetown Police obtained arrest warrants for her and she was arrested at her residence later on Tuesday.

Chavis is charged with reckless driving and first offense failure to stop for a blue light, no injury or death, according to the Georgetown County Detention Center website on Thursday afternoon.

The GCSO also served Chavis arrest warrants on Friday on charges of grand larceny, assault and battery third degree, reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights.

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