Deputies: Suspect 'too high to drive' in stolen car tracked - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies: Suspect 'too high to drive' in stolen car tracked by GPS

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Matthew Ralph (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Matthew Ralph (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A GPS tracker led Spartanburg County deputies to a car stolen from Greenville County and a suspect they said was a passenger in the car because he was "too high to drive."

Spartanburg County deputies said the stolen car was found at 315 John Dodd Rd. on Monday as the car's owner had been following its whereabouts after it was stolen on Saturday thanks to a GPS tracking device.

When deputies spoke with the two people in the car, they said the driver had picked up the passenger.

The passenger, identified as Matthew Ralph, had called his friend asking for a ride to his grandmother's house because he was too high to drive his car, according to deputies. The driver told investigators he did not know the car was stolen.

Deputies said Ralph, 20, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Greenville County and was taken into custody. Spartanburg County Detention Center jail records show he was charged with receiving stolen goods and is being held on $5,000 bond.

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