VIDEO: Blown tire ends motorcycle pursuit with convicted felon

Published: Aug. 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 at 12:36 PM EDT
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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Kershaw County Sheriff says a blown tire on a motorcycle pursued by a deputy ended the chase and led to the driver's arrest.

Sheriff James Matthews said on August 19, a deputy patrolling US 521 near I-20 noticed a motorcycle speeding. The deputy determined the motorcycle was going 75 miles per hour in a 45 MPH zone.

The deputy took off after the motorcycle to try to pull it over, when about five miles down the road near Swift Creek, the bike's rear tire blew out. The driver went off the road, wrecked and ran off.

When the deputy caught up with him, Gary Rubin, 29, of Mayesville was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, habitual offender, driving under suspension, speeding and reckless driving.

Rubin was taken to the Kershaw County Detention Center and released on bond.

Sheriff Matthews says Rubin has previous arrests on numerous charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill, grand larceny, burglary and possession of crack cocaine.

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