Man leads police in a car chase in Tega Cay

by: Trish Williford Updated:


TEGA CAY, S.C. - A police chase that led to multiple car crashes at a city-wide fall festival in Tega Cay landed a 26-year-old man in jail.

David Lee Rogers faces numerous charges including attempted murder after authorities say he ran from police while driving drunk.

People in the neighborhood were startled by all the activity.

"There were a lot of police cars there I can't even tell you the amount of police cars that were there," said one neighbor.

Tega Cay police received a 911 call about a hit-and-run crash that happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday on Windward Drive.

Police said Rogers was driving a Kia minivan erratically, struck a vehicle, and took off.

An off-duty state trooper was on his heels and followed Rogers to Marquesas Drive where police said he struck another vehicle, a tree and a street sign.

Police said the trooper managed to get Rogers to stop before he got out of the vehicle and then attempted to wrestle with the state trooper who eventually pulled out his gun. The trooper restrained him until more police arrived.

Police said they found a gun and an empty beer can inside Rogers' minivan.

Rogers remains behind bars on $185,000 bond