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Deputies: Driver arrested, another at large after car crashes into home following chase

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Tow truck removes suspect vehicle from home (FOX Carolina/ Feb. 5, 2018) Tow truck removes suspect vehicle from home (FOX Carolina/ Feb. 5, 2018)
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Deputies said two people were detained after a chase in Anderson County ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a home.

Troopers said the crash occurred on Looper Road near Maxton Way just after 9 a.m. Monday.

Lt. Greg Hayden with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was attempting to pull over a car for speeding in an area of Piedmont known for drug activity.

The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued.

Hayden said the driver of the suspect's vehicle was driving extremely unsafe and the pursuing deputy terminated the pursuit at a nearby intersection, losing sight of the car. When the deputy was able to cross the intersection and rounded over a hill, Hayden said the deputy saw the car had crashed into the house and the suspects were fleeing.

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Troopers said one person in the car was hurt but the injuries were not life threatening.

One person was in the home at the time but was not hurt.

The driver was identified as 27-year-old Joseph Henry Wood of Piedmont. Wood is charged with DUI, driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to stop for blue lights.

The passenger, Jarez Ashrod, was issued a citation and released.

A third, unidentified individual involved in the incident remains at large.

The investigation is ongoing.

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