FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – Two people were taken into custody after a hit-and-run and chase in Florence, according to police.
Officers said they saw a car driving erratically around 4:30 p.m. near Athens and Booker streets.
They added that the car collided with another vehicle at Bradford and Roughfork streets but left the scene. Police said the victim of the hit-and-run was taken to a local hospital to be treated.
Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle didn’t stop and continued driving down Oakland Avenue.
Police said they saw a gun thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit. It was later recovered.
The suspect vehicle stopped in the 1100 block of Maxwell Street where the driver, Kareem Jones-Hines and passenger, Karahn, Wingate were arrested.
Officers found a two-year-old child in the car and another gun. The child was not hurt and was later turned over to a guardian.
Jones Hines is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, child endangerment and unlawful carry of a pistol. Wingate is charged with unlawful carry of a pistol.
Both men were taken to the Florence County Detention Center.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol was also called in to investigate the hit-and-run.