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S.C. Police Don't Know How Suspect Drove onto House Roof

November 26, 2013  | 

Columbia, S.C., officers arrested a known gang member on drug and traffic charges after he drove his car onto the roof of a house during a pursuit and fled on foot. (Photo: Columbia PD)
Columbia, S.C., officers arrested a known gang member on drug and traffic charges after he drove his car onto the roof of a house during a pursuit and fled on foot. (Photo: Columbia PD)

Columbia, S.C., officers have arrested a known gang member whose vehicle landed on the roof of a local home following a police chase early Saturday morning, the Columbia State reports.

Antwon Ashley, 31, has been charged with headlights required, reckless driving, hit and run property damage over $10,000, failure to stop for blue lights, trafficking crack cocaine, distribution within the proximity of a school, littering and opposing law enforcement.

The incident began around 2:14 a.m. Saturday when an officer on patrol noticed what appeared to be an illegal drug transaction at or near a vehicle, according to the Columbia PD.

He also noticed that the vehicle did not have any headlights on, then saw the suspect drive away erratically. The suspect did not stop for the officer’s blue lights and sirens, allegedly driving off at a high rate of speed.

When the officer followed, he found the car on top of a home. People were home at the time, according to the police department’s Jennifer Timmons. Luckily there were no injuries, she said.

Police are not sure how the driver managed to launch the car onto the roof.

Comments (10)

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Starlightone @ 11/26/2013 8:18 PM

Stupid is as stupid does. You can't fix stupid. Most perps are caught due to being stupid.

WIlliam @ 11/26/2013 8:24 PM

Wrecker Driver… As long as it’s outside the house it always easy to… oh crap…

ResAgentSWA @ 11/27/2013 1:08 AM

Littering? You know you have pissed off the police when they charge you with littering.

Dilt @ 11/27/2013 10:00 AM

That dude was HIGH!!!

Dilt @ 11/27/2013 10:01 AM

That dude was HIGH!!

Capt. Crunch @ 11/27/2013 11:55 AM

How about an additional charge of flying without a pilot's license.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/27/2013 12:11 PM

I know this is different in every state but in mine they would end up doing more time for the traffic offenses than they would ever do for the criminal offenses. I would be more than willing to bet the driver had no idea how he got up there either.

Rushbld @ 11/27/2013 3:02 PM

Lol at Capt. Crunch's comment! I'm sure there's at least a dozen other flying-related charges they could add too for good measure!

R G Montgomery @ 11/29/2013 1:26 PM

Too good a story to pass.

I'd check the front lawn and parking strip for signs of a 'vehicle somersault'.

"Littering"? Aye, the authorities are indeed well and properly upset with this young man.

I'm wondering if the homeowners can get a judgement against the young man's fiscal holdings to repair their house?

Trigger @ 12/3/2013 5:32 AM

Wow, the clown could be a test director for some governmental project!!

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