North Charleston police used Taser to subdue man at end of chase in West Ashley

Peter Jenkins, 52, of Heathwood Drive in Charleston faces charges in connection with a police pursuit Tuesday, May 28, 2013, through North Charleston and Charleston. (PROVIDED)

A police officer used a Taser to finally subdue the 52-year-old man accused of leading authorities on a pursuit through North Charleston and West Ashley on Tuesday.

Peter Jenkins of Heathwood Drive in West Ashley faces charges of failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension.

The North Charleston Police Department said his Kia was traveling down a bicycle lane on Spruill Avenue and turned without a signal, an incident report stated. An officer attempted a traffic stop and followed the car, but the pursuit was canceled when it entered Charleston’s jurisdiction.

It restarted after a different officer saw the car on Interstate 26. The pursuit took a circuitous through West Ashley and down Wappoo Road, where deputies set out spike strips. The Kia veered into a church parking lot to avoid the spikes and stopped.

A deputy dislodged Jenkins’ hands from the steering wheel, the report stated. He refused to put his hands behind his back, so the police officer fired his Taser, according to the document. Jenkins was not seriously hurt.

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