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Clinton street closed, reopened after Tuesday night hit and run

Update 10:50 p.m.

Clinton, South Carolina – No one was injured in a hit and run which forced the temporary closure of Calhoun Street in Clinton Tuesday night. Officers with the Clinton Department of Public Safety and Presbyterian College Safety were able to apprehend the driver who caused the accident, said DPS Director Robin Morse.

The driver, who faces numerous charges, hit another vehicle and fled the scene, Morse said. His brakes were faulty and he was forced to flee on foot toward Presbyterian College, at which time PC Safety officers were notified and assisted in the case.

Officers were able to apprehend the suspect, who was hiding in bushes near the Harrington-Peachtree Center on the PC campus.

“The (car) chase wasn’t long because he didn’t have working brakes and couldn’t make the turn,” Morse said. “He will be charged with multiple charges, including DUI (driving under the influence), DUS (driving under suspension), hit-and-run and others.”

Calhoun Street was reopened once he was in custody.

See on Wednesday for any updates.



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