An active duty soldier traveling at high speeds was arrested Thursday on a stretch of road known for traffic fatalities, according to deputies.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, a deputy monitoring traffic on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County with a history of fatal crashes observed a red Dodge Charger traveling at a high rate of speed, a news release from the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department stated.
A radar showed the vehicle was traveling at 103 mph.
As the deputy pulled out onto I-20, the driver of the vehicle increased his speed significantly and attempted to flee, the release stated.
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The chase continued into neighboring Lee County, where Michael Alexander Jackson exited off the interstate and continued to drive.
Jackson eventually pulled to the side of a secondary road and stopped as the officer closed the distance.
Deputies reported Jackson is an active duty solider stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.,
Sheriff Jim Matthews said Jackson was arrested without incident.
“The suspect complied and the officers maintained their professionalism,” Matthews said. “The importance of compliance cannot be overstated.”
Jackson has no prior arrest records, according to the department. He was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, reckless driving and speeding more than 25 mph above the posted limit.
Deputies booked Jackson into the Kershaw County Detention Center. He was released after posting a $3,445 bond.