Man facing several charges following chase on I-85 in Greenville Co.


Bobby Harris Jr. (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)

GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers arrested a man for drug trafficking, child endangerment and other charges following a chase on Interstate 85.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said troopers stopped the driver of a 2019 Mazda SUV for an improper lane just before 1 p.m. Tuesday on northbound I-85.

Troopers say the driver, identified as Bobby Harris Jr., of New Orleans, La., drove away from the traffic stop.

Troopers used a rolling road block and ended the chase near mile marker 51.

Harris got out of the SUV and attempted to run away, but troopers were able to arrest him.

During the chase, Harris’ vehicle reportedly crashed into another vehicle.

Harris remains in the Greenville County Detention Center as of Wednesday morning.

According to jail records, Harris has been charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment, failure to stop for a blue light, as well as trafficking heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

Harris also faces other drug and weapons charges.

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