COLUMBIA — A man was charged Wednesday with crashing into the rear of a state trooper while driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 26 in Lexington County.
Bryan Carroll Biggart, 39, of Bush River Road, Columbia, was charged with committing a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision that included personal injury, reckless driving, failing to render aid to a victim in a motor vehicle collision and third-offense driving with a suspended driver’s license, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
At 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, the red 2008 Saturn Vue driven by Biggart collided with the rear of a silver 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by a S.C. Highway Patrol trooper. Neither Biggart nor the trooper was seriously hurt.
In addition to driving more than 100 mph in an area with a 70 mph speed limit, deputies determined that Biggart failed to give information or render aid to the trooper following the crash.
After the collision, Biggart apparently drove his vehicle another five miles with six of the vehicle’s air bags deployed. He called his mother from a rest area in Calhoun County and told her he would not go back to jail. He then left his vehicle, deputies said. Biggart’s criminal history includes arrests for robbery and kidnapping.
Deputies conducted a manhunt for Biggart with assistance from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, state Highway Patrol troopers and a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter.
Officers detained Biggart at a Calhoun County rest area around 8:30 a.m.