SANDY RUN, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Lexington County authorities say a man drove for five miles with all of his SUV's air bags inflated after slamming into the back of a state trooper's car on Interstate 26 early this morning.
The trooper was not seriously injured.
Investigators say 39-year-old Bryan Biggart was driving up to 100 miles per hour at times as he headed east on I-26 south of Columbia when he hit the cruiser around 2:15 a.m.
Deputies say he didn't stop and drove his SUV to a rest area in Calhoun County.
Sheriff's Major John Allard says Biggart called his mother after the wreck.
“Biggart told his mother that he had been involved in a collision in the Saturn Vue, which is registered to Biggart's stepfather, and said that he was not going back to jail,” Allard says.
“Biggart has a significant criminal history, including prior arrests for robbery and kidnapping.”
Allard says Biggart fled into the woods behind the rest area, but was taken into custody about six hours later.
Biggart faces hit-and-run, reckless driving and other charges.