UNION COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man on multiple charges after he crashed his vehicle while trying to evade deputies on Sunday.
According to a sheriff’s office report, deputies were called to a location on Francis Avenue in the county in reference to two people fighting inside of a truck parked in the driveway.
While en route, deputies were told that a man was let out of the truck and the truck drove away, but the man was trying to get inside the home at the location.
When deputies arrived on-scene, the man — identified as Nicholas Paul Davis — ran and got into a black Chevrolet truck.
According to the report, deputies pulled in front of the truck and Davis then put the vehicle in reverse and backed up to get away from deputies.
Deputies then activated their blue lights to try to get Davis to stop, but Davis reportedly backed through several yards on Francis Avenue until he reached Peay Avenue.
He then got the vehicle turned around and went back onto Francis Avenue, where he took a left on the alley that connects Peach Orchard and Peay Avenue.
Davis then reportedly turned right and drove on Lockhart Highway towards the City of Union.
During the chase, Davis ran stop signs, ran off the road multiple times, hit mailboxes, drove on the sidewalk, was speeding and also drove into oncoming traffic.
Once in the city limits, deputies said Davis started swerving the vehicle and ran off the right side of the road, and then crashed into two power poles causing the truck to overturn.
Warrants were obtained charging Davis with failure to stop for blue lights, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and failure to stop for a stop sign.