A high-speed chase through Sumter County on Monday morning ended with a North Carolina man going to jail and his wife headed to the hospital.
At about 7:45 a.m., a Sumter County sheriff's deputy reportedly saw Anton A. Novosselov, 26, of 107 Monteburg Road, Fort Bragg, N.C., driving southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 137. The suspect was reportedly clocked at 111 mph on the interstate, where the posted speed limit is 70.
The deputy attempted to stop the white BMW, but the driver reportedly accelerated. The vehicle exited onto U.S. 76/378 and continued at speeds in excess of 150 mph, according to the report.
Near the intersection with S.C. 527, the driver reportedly hit a guard rail and slid more than 1,300 feet across a home's driveway before coming to a stop. The wreck apparently disabled the vehicle.
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Novosselov was taken into custody and charged with speeding and failure to stop for blue lights. His wife, who was also in the car, reportedly complained of arm and leg pain and was transported from the scene by Sumter County EMS. The wrecked BMW had to be towed from the scene.
According to the report, when asked by the deputies why he refused to stop, the suspect reportedly responded by saying, "I'm dumb."