Three men were arrested Monday night following a high-speed police pursuit on Folly Beach.
At least two Folly Beach police cruisers attempted to stop a black Hyundai Sonata around 9:45 p.m. as it crossed the Lee Westbury Bridge and sped through residential areas, traveling up to 90 mph, authorities said.
Police chased the suspect vehicle on West Indian Avenue until the intersection at Woody Lane, Chief Andrew Gilreath said.
That’s when the driver lost control of the car and hit a sign and tree, police said. At least three men inside fled the car but were apprehended and arrested: Derian Clark, 21, of Conway; Sherman Rhines, 18, of Santee; and Benjamin Shywond, 20, of Santee.
Each of the men were charged with resisting law enforcement. Clark also faces charges of reckless driving and driving under suspension. Shywood was additionally charged with possession of marijuana/paraphernalia.
What’s still not clear to police is why the men were allegedly trying to evade them in the first place, authorities said.
Officials from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and Charleston Police Department also responded.