Man arrested after attempting to hide in tree after chase

Man arrested after attempting to hide in tree after chase

LYNCHBURG, SC (WIS) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Friday night after leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

The driver of the car sped down Highway 76 and made his way to Back Swamp Road. During the chase, the driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve and crashed. The driver, however, was not injured and ran into the woods after crashing the vehicle.

A Lee County K-9 unit was dispatched to the area and found the driver hiding in a tree.

The man, whose identity has not been released at this time, refused to receive medical attention after being brought out of the woods.

He was transported to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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