Moped driver suffers medical episode after leading Horry County police on chase

Updated: Aug. 21, 2017 at 5:29 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A moped operator suffered a medical episode Monday afternoon following his arrest by Horry County police for allegedly leading police on a chase.

According to officials with the Horry County Police Department, the moped operator reportedly ran a traffic light on Socastee Boulevard, leading law enforcement to pursue the person.

Around Joseph Road and Enterprise Road, the person ditched the moped and took off on foot. A brief foot chase ensued before the man was quickly apprehended, according to HCPD officials.

While the suspect was in custody, he reportedly suffered a medical episode and was taken to the hospital.

According to a WMBF News crew, police were still on the scene near Enterprise Road and Downybrook Road around 5:20 p.m. Monday.

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