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High-speed chase ends in arrest Sunday
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St. Nicholas Garvin

A South Carolina man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading Effingham County deputies on a high-speed pursuit.

According to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy saw someone driving a red Chevrolet Impala erratically on Highway 119 North around 2 a.m. The deputy attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop.

Deputies pursued the vehicle on 119 and performed a P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver, forcing the vehicle into a ditch.

The report states the driver, St. Nicholas Garvin, 32, of Charleston, S.C., resisted as deputies attempted to remove him from the vehicle. Deputies had to break open the windows of the vehicle to remove Garvin, then subdue him with a taser as he continued to resist.

Garvin was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing to elude law enforcement, open container, and several other traffic violations.

Garvin was released on a $10,485 bond.