A driver on I-95 evaded police and spike strips in Yemassee heading toward Walterboro on Wednesday afternoon, according to Yemassee Police Department.
Jordan Anderson, 22, of Claxton, Georgia, faces one felony charge and a number of lesser offenses: failure to stop for blue lights (a second or subsequent offense and therefore a felony), speeding, no South Carolina driver’s license, no vehicle registration, no proof of insurance and defective equipment for bald tires, according to police spokesman Matt Garnes.
Anderson was pulled over by an officer around 2 p.m. near the northbound 39 mile marker on I-95, Garnes said. He had allegedly been caught driving 82 mph in a 70 mph zone near mile marker 37. Anderson allegedly told the officer he didn’t have a license but had no intention of getting out of his car.
When the officer went back to talk to an officer who arrived as backup, Anderson sped off, reaching 112 mph, Garnes said. He took exit 42 onto U.S. 21, then U.S. 17 Alternate and then led a trail through back roads avoiding a spike strip setup.
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Eventually, Anderson came to a stop when he had Colleton County Sheriff’s Office in front of him — with more spike strips — and Yemassee Police Department behind him and coming up beside him. He was ordered out of the car at gunpoint and detained.
The driver was caught and taken to Hampton County Detention Center, according to a police news release. He is scheduled to have a bond hearing on Thursday.