A 31-year-old man is in jail after taking Richland County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Friday night.
Gavin Rashad Williams is facing charges of driving under the influence, second offense; resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, open container violation and failure to stop for blue lights and sirens. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center without bond and will likely face a judge later today.
Deputies spotted Williams around 9:15 p.m., Friday, driving about 75 mph in a 40 mph area on River Drive, according to Major Stephany Snowden, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department. When they tried to pull him over, Williams made a u-turn and sped away.
As the deputies gave chase, they saw Williams throwing a beer can out of the window of his 2002 Chevy Trailblazer, Snowden said. Williams ultimately crashed head-on with a Honda Accord. After the crash, Williams ran off on foot but was caught by deputies, she said.
Williams, his passenger and the driver of the Accord were taken to the hospital. It’s unclear what kind of injuries the driver and the passenger received from the crash.
Cynthia Roldán: @CynthiaRoldan