Cecil Price didn’t know what had happened when he saw a car on his neighbor’s yard and police blocking the street. When he learned it was the wreckage of a high speed chase he was grateful it was over.
“He could’ve killed a lot of people,” Price says.
The Sheriff’s Office tells 7 On Your Side the public’s safety is the first priority when they initiate a chase. They say anytime it becomes too dangerous they pull back to keep you safe.
‘We have to weigh whether stopping that vehicle is going to be the greatest advantage or letting him go and trying to solve that crime later,” says Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sheila Cole.
During a chase deputies look at weather and traffic conditions. They’re also trying to get ahead to stop the suspect as soon as possible.
There were two chases this weekend both were ended using “stop sticks” before anyone was hurt.