A high-speed chase on Friday morning ended with one vehicle being found upside down and a Sumter County K9 consuming suspected marijuana after a suspect refused to stop for a defective headlight.
According to an incident report, a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputy passed a gray Nissan Sentra with one working headlight traveling east on Cains Mill Road — in the direction of Lakewood High School — about 12:45 a.m. As the deputy turned around to get behind the Nissan, the suspect reportedly sped away, making a loud squealing sound.
Turning on blue lights and sirens, the deputy followed behind the Nissan, turning left onto Pinewood Road and taking note of the fresh tire marks the suspect left on the asphalt, according to the report.
The Nissan went through the roundabout at Pinewood and Kolb roads, continuing down Kolb at about 100 miles per hour before turning right onto McCrays Mill Road.
The suspect then drove through red lights at the intersection of Lynam and Pinewood roads at about 115 mph. There was no traffic during that portion of the