The Boiling Springs Papa Johns on Hwy. 9 where the chase began. (Sept. 2, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Anthony (left) and Cynthia Kinlaw (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Deputies said they were called to a Boiling Springs Papa Johns about an alleged drunk driver in the drive thru lane who led them on a high-speed chase Sunday morning.
When Spartanburg County deputies arrived at the restaurant about 1 a.m., they said 25-year-old Anthony Kinlaw appeared to be drunk and causing a scene. Deputies said they saw an open beer in the car, Kinlaw smelt of alcohol and was cursing at them.
When a deputy tried to stop Kinlaw from driving away, the report said he sped off, almost hitting a deputy, drove over a curb and a chase ensued.
Deputies followed the car down Highway 9 reaching speeds of nearly 115 mph, according to the sheriff's office report. The report said Kinlaw was swerving between lanes, ran a red light at Highway 9 and Bible Church Road, drove into the wrong lane of traffic almost hitting another car before the chase was called off.
Deputies said they were able to identify Kinlaw because he left his name and number when he placed his pizza order.
When deputies went to Kinlaw's Ballew Drive home to arrest him, they said they saw two small bags of marijuana in the kitchen. After getting permission to search the home, deputies said they found multiple bags of marijuana, scales, other drug paraphernalia and $337 in cash.
While at the home, deputies said Kinlaw's mother arrived to see what was going on.
The report said deputies told the woman, 44-year-old Cynthia Kinlaw, to leave while deputies were searching the home but she refused, yelling and "fussing" at deputies. She was arrested and charged with public disorderly conduct.
Kinlaw was arrested and charged with reckless driving, first-degree assault and battery, open container, driving under suspension second offense, failure to stop for blue lights, and possession with intent to distribute.
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