1 in custody after plowing through barricades, crashing in downtown Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Someone drove through a police barricade Friday night in downtown Greenville.

7News crews on scene said the person was driving a silver SUV drove through the intersection at Falls Creek Park and South Main Street and through the barricades.

Greenville Police said officers responded at about 8:25 p.m. to the 800 block of Caledon Court for a carjacking.

The incident started when the woman threw sticks and a snake at the victim. She also hit the victim with her fist and stole her keys and Honda CR-V, police said.

While officers were working a road closure at Falls Park Drive and Main Street when they saw a Honda recklessly driving through a set of water barricades and into the Liberty Bridge Jump Off pole vaulting event site, causing damage to equipment.

Officers, who did not know the SUV was stolen, attempted to stop the driver. She continued driving onto Broad Street then onto Spring Street, where she crashed into a Jeep.

After the crash, the woman jumped out of the passenger side of the SUV, police said. Officers chased her on foot before quickly catching up to her.

Police said she resisted arrest, but additional officers arrived on scene and she was taken into custody.

The woman told officers her shoulder was hurt, and she was taken to an area hospital to be checked out.

No other injuries were reported.

7News crews on scene said two police patrol cars were involved in a crash while responding to the scene.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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