North Charleston police confiscated a handgun from a convicted felon after he crashed into a fence and fled the scene, an incident report stated.
A man flagged down police about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after he saw a vehicle crash into his neighbor’s fence on Commander Road.
The man described the vehicle and pointed the officer in the direction he last saw it headed.
The officer spotted a vehicle matching the description pull into a driveway one street over from the accident. The vehicle had damage to its right side and the right rear view mirror was missing, the report said.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Kareem Miller of North Charleston.
Miller apologized for leaving the scene of the accident and told police he wasn’t paying attention when he ran a stop sign and crashed into the fence.
Miller said he stopped to go back to the scene to find his rearview mirror, the report stated.
Police searched the vehicle and found a black handgun. Miller had a prior drug conviction, prohibiting him from carrying a gun.
Miller was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm. He was held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.