A Summerville man hit triple digits as he led police on a high-speed chase from Mount Pleasant to North Charleston Thursday night, according to a police report.
William Elliott Berger II, 43, of Colpat Street in Summerville faces charges of intimidation, reckless driving and failure to stop for a blue light.
It started about 10:30 p.m. Thursday with a call that somebody with a gun was banging on a door on Morningside Drive in the Ivy Hall subdivision. Berger’s former girlfriend told Mount Pleasant officers she feared for her safety because Berger always carried a gun.
Officers spotted Berger’s two-door white Honda speeding out of the subdivision at about 80 mph onto U.S. 17 south, according to the incident report. Officers blocked off intersections so other cars wouldn’t get hit. Berger kept picking up speed, until he was tearing down the highway at more than 100 mph, according to police.
Officers noted it was raining at the time.
Berger got on I-526 toward North Charleston. Mount Pleasant police notified North Charleston officers and Charleston County deputies and quit following him on the bridge. Deputies pulled over Berger a few minutes later near the U.S. 78 exit off Interstate 26 and arrested him, according to the report.
Berger was released from the Charleston County jail Sunday on a $30,445 personal-recognizance bond, according to court records.
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