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Deputies: Driver fled from traffic checkpoint, crashed into a tree after high speed chase

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Deputies in Union County said a man faces multiple charges after speeding away from a traffic safety checkpoint on May 10 and leading deputies on a chase.

Deputies said the Task Force was running a checkpoint on SC 49 near Woodside Drive when a Burgundy Jaguar sped off after the driver was asked to present his license.

Deputies gave chase along Highway 9 and said the driver threw a bag containing blue pills from the window and nearly caused traffic accidents as he passed other vehicles on the road at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The chase ended when the Jaguar turned into the Broad River Mart and crashed into a tree behind the store.

The driver tried to escape on foot but was taken into custody.

Deputies said they identified the pills that had been thrown from the car window as oxycodone hydrochloride.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Demarcus Burros of Chester. Deputies said he was charged with failure to stop, unlawful passing, and possession of a controlled substance.

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