A man is in custody after colliding with a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper after a high speed chase Monday night on Highway 501. The chase began around 11:45 pm after the trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Addy's Harbor Dodge. The chase reached speeds over 100mph and ended with the trooper and SUV crashing into each other near University Forest Drive. The SUV left the scene and the trooper's car caught fire.
The driver of the SUV was identified as Allen Jackson Goodman. He was captured after hitting another car in Conway and continuing into Aynor. He was apprehended on Highway 501 near Cook Road. Troopers had to use stop sticks in order to stop the SUV.
The trooper did not sustain any serious injuries in the accident. Goodman has been charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license, and failure to stop for a blue light.
Police continue to investigate the accident.
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