A man who led deputies on a high-speed chase Saturday near McClellanville had a suspended driver's license, an incident report stated.
Travis Sentell Alston, 34, of Colony Pointe Driven near Georgetown now faces charges of failing to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and being a habitual traffic offender.
Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy reported seeing Alston's Chevrolet Impala going 82 mph in a 60-mph zone on U.S. Highway 17.
The deputy caught up with the sedan on Rutledge Road, but it didn't stop, the report said.
The car turned onto Germantown Road, then cut across a path to Hill Road and back to Rutledge Road, according to the document.
Its driver got out and ran into some woods near the intersection with Arthur Lawrence Road, the deputy wrote.
Police dogs from Charleston and Georgetown counties tracked the driver's scent through the neighborhood until one resident told deputies that the man had gone into his mother's house, according to the report.
Deputies knocked on the front door, and they said Alston answered it and was handcuffed.
Alston has past convictions in Georgetown County that include resisting arrest, armed robbery and leaving the scene of a traffic crash with injuries, according to court records.
In a case that's still pending, Georgetown County deputies accused Alston of failing to stop for blue lights in August.
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