The victims or deceased names are not mentioned in the given text. : “Goose Creek Man Leads Police on Chase, Faces Charges for DUI and Evading Capture”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Goose Creek Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – A 45-year-old man from Goose Creek, Bernard Marlin Gadsden, is now facing charges after leading the police on a dangerous high-speed chase on Monday night. The incident has left local authorities concerned about public safety and has prompted an investigation into Gadsden’s actions.

The incident began around 10 p.m. when officers from the North Charleston Police Department were patrolling the area of Rivers Avenue and Aviation Avenue. They observed an SUV exiting a hotel parking lot at an alarmingly high rate of speed, disregarding oncoming traffic. The officers quickly realized that the driver, later identified as Gadsden, was not planning on stopping or yielding.

In an attempt to apprehend the suspect, the officers activated their blue lights and sirens, signaling Gadsden to pull over. However, he continued to evade the police, making dangerous lane changes and maneuvering in a way that made it difficult for the pursuing officers to keep up. The chase eventually led onto Interstate 26, past Ashley Phosphate Road, and onto Highway 78, before Gadsden turned onto Treeland Drive from College Park Road.

Despite the officers losing sight of the suspect momentarily, they were able to locate him as he was trying to exit the crashed vehicle through a window. Gadsden, covered in blood and possibly having a broken wrist, was quickly taken into custody. Both Gadsden and his passenger were then transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment for their injuries.

During a search of the vehicle, law enforcement discovered an empty mini bottle of vodka and a digital scale with white powder residue on it. These findings raised suspicions regarding possible drug-related activity and may result in additional charges for Gadsden.

This incident highlights the dangers posed by individuals who choose to disregard the law and endanger the lives of others through reckless behavior. Local authorities are urging the public to report any suspicious activity they may witness and to prioritize safety on the roads.

At the time of this writing, a booking photo of Gadsden was not available. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is also considering filing a felony DUI charge against Gadsden, further emphasizing the severity of his actions.

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