LPD: Shoplifting suspect in custody after crashing car during chase

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Lexington Police Department says a shoplifting suspect was arrested after he crashed his car into a truck at a drive-thru.

According to police, a detective was trying to stop a driver believed to be involved in a shoplifting. Authorities say the suspect drove into the back of a truck at the drive-thru and then fled from the crash on foot. Police say he was arrested.

Authorities say a portion of the KFC/Long John Silver’s parking lot and drive-thru off North Lake Drive was closed off due to the collision.

Police say Nicholas Snipes is charged with shoplifting enhanced, reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights, hit and run (occupied vehicle), failure to obey a police officer, resisting arrest and driving without a license.

Snipes Nicholas Patrick

Nicholas Snipes
Courtesy: Lexington County Detention Center

Authorities say Snipes suffered minor injuries, but the driver of the truck was not injured in the collision.

 

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