Deputy OK after chase, crash in Anderson Co.

Lauren Crews faces charges after a chase and crash in Piedmont (Anderson Co. Detention Center).

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A deputy was not hurt when a woman’s car hit his patrol vehicle while she was being handcuffed.

An Anderson County deputy responded to an alarm call at Tribble’s Bar & Grill in Piedmont when he found a woman in the parking lot who appeared intoxicated. Deputies pursued the armed woman following an assault, according to an incident report.

Deputies say there was a brief chase before she stopped at the intersection of Highway 81 and 86.

7 News is told she got out of the car before placing it in park. The report states her car rolled and hit a deputy’s patrol car while she was being handcuffed.

The deputy was not hurt in the crash that happened just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lauren Oneal Crews, 38, of Piedmont is charged with failing to stop for a blue light and assault. She’s also charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol.

An arrest warrant states Crews had a pistol in plain view in her vehicle while passed out in the parking lot of Tribble’s Bar & Grill.