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Suspect charged after he led chase, crashed into patrol car in Iva, injuring officer

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Thomas Lee Poole. (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office). Thomas Lee Poole. (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office).
Suspect arrest made after suspect led chase, crashed into patrol car in Iva (FOX Carolina/ 12/30/17) Suspect arrest made after suspect led chase, crashed into patrol car in Iva (FOX Carolina/ 12/30/17)
Suspect arrest made after suspect led chase, crashed into patrol car in Iva (FOX Carolina/ 12/30/17) Suspect arrest made after suspect led chase, crashed into patrol car in Iva (FOX Carolina/ 12/30/17)
IVA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said one person was arrested and charged following a chase and crash in Anderson County Saturday night.

Deputies said they tried to initiate a traffic stop after the suspect traveled into the opposite lane. The suspect sped up significantly and began weaving in and out of lanes, deputies stated. 

Deputies said they were in pursuit of the vehicle on Project Road, heading towards Iva. 

When Iva police came to assist in the pursuit, the suspect crashed into an Iva Police Department patrol car, said deputies. An Iva officer was being treated on scene for minor injuries, Sgt. Wilkinson of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said. 

According to deputies, 41-year-old Thomas Lee Poole was arrested in connection with the incident.

The sheriff's office said Poole was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. 

Deputies said Poole was also issued tickets for driving an uninsured vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights, DUI and habitual offender. 

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