Alleged car thief who led police on a chase arrested

Alleged car thief who led police on a chase arrested

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) – A suspected car thief who led police on a chase Thursday night has been arrested, according to Hartsville Police Lt. Mark Blair.

Blair said the suspect was caught around 1:30 a.m. Friday and is charged with driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights and operating uninsured.

According to Blair, an officer began pursuing a car that had been reported stolen out of Kershaw County.

The thief crashed the vehicle after the pursuit and then ran away on foot, Blair said. He added officers had set up a perimeter off Home Avenue in Hartsville shortly before 11 p.m. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office was assisting with tracking dogs.

The name of the suspect was not immediately available.

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