NORTH CHARLESTON S.C. (WCIV) -- Hundreds of North Charleston residents had their power restored early Wednesday after a police chase ended with a crash near North Rhett and Braddock Avenues.
An ABC News 4 photojournalist was on the scene and reported that one person was been taken into police custody.
According to a report from Hanahan police, it started on Henry Brown Blvd. Officers tried to pull the car over because the passengers "were completely focused" on the cops' car while the driver was trying hard to appear as if he didn't see them.
The fact that the car touched the yellow line several times gave the police an excuse to initiate a traffic stop and their suspicions were answered with the suspect trying to get away.
The driver, identified as Telvin McFadden, led the police on a chase with speeds reaching over 100 miles per hour before hitting the railroad tracks on North Rhett Ave., losing control and hitting four ground power cables and two trees in a vacant lot.
Witnesses told police three suspects ran from the scene down Braddock Street. North Charleston police helped Hanahan officers look for the men and McFadden was caught at the corner of Forest and Baylor.
The report states McFadden admitted to being the driver and told South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers on the scene that he ran because one of his passengers had illegal drugs and a handgun.
McFadden told police he had picked up the two men at a gas station on Red Bank Road and was taking them to another gas station at the corner of North Rhett and Remount. He aid he only knew one of the men as "Little D."
McFaddend is charged with failing to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and (the reason for the traffic stop) improper use of lane.