FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A driver led deputies on a chase in Florence before crashing his vehicle, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said the driver came into Florence off I-20 around 2:40 p.m. Thursday when a deputy tried to stop him for speeding.
Kirby said the driver didn’t stop and instead went into a parking lot near Magnolia Mall where a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and ran. Authorities are still searching for the passenger.
The vehicle drove toward the city of Florence and made it onto Darlington Street where Kirby said the driver sideswiped a vehicle and then crashed.
Kirby said the driver ran off from the crash scene but was apprehended behind the Budweiser plant on Darlington Street.
Deputies arrested 27-year-old Allen Williamson. He is charged with failure to stop for a blue light and hit and run. He is currently in the Florence County Detention Center.
The Florence Police Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol assisted the sheriff’s office during the incident.