Woman leads deputies on pursuit, crashes into two vehicles Tuesday
A woman is accused of leading police officers on a chase for miles, speeding up to 100 mph with a toddler and baby in the back seat, before crashing into two cars.
Summerville police and Dorchester County sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest 31-year-old Sakinah Brown of Singapore Lane in St. Stephen at a house on Elliott Drive in Summerville for outstanding warrants, including a probation violation around noon Tuesday, an incident report said.
Brown was on probation after serving time for exploitation of a vulnerable adult and also wsa wanted on a charge of financial identity fraud, according to a background check with the State Law Enforcement Division.
Officers went to the house to get Brown and found her in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Avalanche that was parked in the driveway. The Avalanche sped away, narrowly missing the front fender of a police cruiser, according to the report.
Brown nearly caused a wreck when she went through a stop sign at Lantern Drive and Ladson Road, the report said. Brown almost caused more wrecks as she sped along Lincolnville Road passing cars, going more than 100 mph at one point, the report said. She finally lost control and hit two cars on Lincolnville Road.
The Avalanche ended up in some woods, heavily damaged, with a mother and two babies inside. Both children were in car seats, but one child was not buckled.
Brown ran off into a nearby subdivision, where she was finally captured, according to the report.
The three passengers and an occupant of one of cars that was hit were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to police.
Brown was charged with failure to stop for blue lights and child endangerment. She was in the Dorchester County Detention Center Wednesday night.
Christina Elmore contributed to this report.