CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Dash camera video shows a teenager driving down the wrong side of a road on a moped being chased by deputies.
The confrontation ended when a pursuing deputy struck the moped, knocking the teen off it.
The teen’s family is furious – saying deputies were trying to hurt him. Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said that while his office is conducting an internal review of the incident, he believes the deputies made the right choices during the low-speed pursuit.
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“The driver of the moped broke the law by endangering many lives,” Dorsey said.
The sheriff added that the North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash itself.
The eight-minute chase captured on video shows multiple times where the moped, allegedly operated by 17-year-old Jarqwone Spence, traveled on the wrong side of the road on NC 99.
A passenger who initially was on the moped jumped off at one point when Spence slowed, deputies said. At was at that point, the deputy in pursuit asked Spence to stop, and authorities said he responded simply by saying "No."
The chase ended when a deputy hit the moped. Dorsey said it was unintentional, though the deputy was trying to force the scooter to the side of the road near a club on Chester Street.
Spence broke his collar bone and had other injuries as a result of the crash. He’s now facing multiple charges.
Spence’s family members met with the sheriff Thursday to discuss what happened. The deputy who hit Spence remains on active duty.
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