A South Carolina man is facing charges in two counties after an April 2 traffic incident developed into a high-speed chase. The Hemingway resident is facing drunk driving charges in Marion County and charges of assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest in Williamsburg County.
The man's burgundy Chevrolet Impala was reportedly spotted chasing a female pedestrian by an off-duty police officer on Main Street in Hemmingway at about 6 p.m. The officer, who had been on his way to work, tried to intervene by placing his vehicle between the man's car and the woman. However, the man's car allegedly struck the woman before leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The off-duty officer then followed the Impala towards Johnsonville on Highway 41/51.