Columbia man charged in hit-and-run spree

cleblanc@thestate.comApril 28, 2013 

A Columbia man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run spree Sunday morning that extended from Columbia into parts of Richland and Lexington counties.

Gerald Anderson, 23, is accused of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of a collision, the Highway Patrol’s Bridget Wyant said. Anderson was charged after his 2009 Chevrolet sedan crossed a centerline on Burning Tree Drive in the St. Andrews area and collided with an on-coming vehicle, the trooper said.

Details of the spree were unavailable Sunday evening, but Wyant said the first collision happened within Columbia’s city limits. The Chevy then struck a parked car along Bush River Road about 2:30 a.m. before crashing into a 2003 Ford Taurus on Burning Tree, portions of which are in Lexington County.

The driver of the Taurus and Anderson were taken to the hospital.


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