A high speed chase in Kershaw County led to the arrest of a man whose criminal record dates back to 1980, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Henry Neville Brice, 62, has been charged with failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension, second offense, resisting arrest, hit and run with minor injury and speeding more than 25 miles per hour above posted limit.
A deputy attempted to stop a late model Nissan Maxima for speeding 85 miles per hour in a 55 mile zone shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, Matthews said. Brice fled from the deputy and led him on a chase exceeding speeds of 120 miles per hour down US1 in Lugoff and SC601.
At one point, the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle with a precision immobilization maneuver, which disabled the patrol car and badly damaged the suspect’s vehicle, Matthews said.
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Brice continued to flee in his vehicle, which had damaged tires and suspension, Matthews said. He was eventually stopped near the Walmart on US1 in Camden.
Matthews said Brice struggled with deputies after exiting the vehicle but was subdued after the arresting officers deployed a Taser.
Matthews said Brice has an extensive criminal record, which dates back to 1980.
Brice was recently arrested in Fairfield County and charged with failure to stop for a blue light, Matthews said. He is currently being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center.
Matthews said the deputy who initiated the chase was slightly injured when his patrol car collided with Brice’s vehicle. He was taken to Kershaw Health where he was treated for a mild concussion.
Matthews said Brice received a minor abrasion when his airbag deployed.
“This is the second chase in as many weeks in which a career criminal fled from Kershaw County deputies and was caught. Brice endangered the public and law enforcement with his reckless and irresponsible driving,” Matthews said. “Again, the deputies involved in this pursuit did a commendable job in a very dangerous situation. Suspects involved in these chases should be given mandatory jail time. Time will tell if Brice goes to prison for this event, but I am not optimistic.”