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Deputy injured after being dragged by car during chase, South Carolina officials say

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Kevin Butler with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy's police pursuit training class demonstrates how police officers train to drive when responding to a call or during a pursuit.

A driver running from a traffic stop crashed into a patrol car and dragged a deputy for a short distance in South Carolina, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, WSPA reports.

The sheriff’s office said officers tried to pull over the driver Tuesday, but the driver took off, according to WSPA.

The deputies managed to flatten two tires on the car during the chase, WYFF reports.

But the driver crashed into a sheriff’s office car and then dragged the deputy, WYFF said.

The sheriff’s office arrested three people in connection with the chase, according to WHNS.

The deputy had minor injuries, WHNS reports.

Anderson County is in the South Carolina Upstate, southeast of Greenville along the border with Georgia.

The suspect in an Ocean Drive armed robbery was chased from South Beach to Overtown by police from Miami Beach, FL, Miami and Miami-Dade departments on March 8, 2019.

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Charles Duncan covers what’s happening right now across North and South Carolina, from breaking news to fun or interesting stories from across the region. He holds degrees from N.C. State University and Duke and lives two blocks from the ocean in Myrtle Beach.
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