Police chase ends in West Ashley, suspect taken into custody

Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) — A police chase that started on I-26 in North Charleston ended with a male suspect taken into custody on Ashley River Road in West Ashley.

The North Charleston Police Department released updated information at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night detailing the incident.

Shortly after 7 p.m., officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on I-26 East at exit 209. The driver refused to stop and fled onto I-526 West, onto Paul Cantrell Boulevard, the department states.

As the suspect was exiting the interstate, the driver proceeded onto the side road and headed towards Ashley River Road. The suspect's vehicle then struck a silver Kia Optima on Ashley River Road, the department states.

The suspect's vehicle continued into the parking lot of 2313 Ashley River Road, near the intersection of Magwood Drive. The suspect fled and was later taken into custody, the department states.

Portions of Magwood and Ashley River Road were closed as a result.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirms that the vehicle collision from the pursuit resulted in injuries, however they were not life threatening.

According to the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, EMS was dispatched.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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