Bryan Carroll Biggart (Image: Lexington County Detention Center)
Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- A man was arrested after deputies say he rear-ended an South Carolina Highway Patrol cruiser that was traveling at highway speed, and then drove five miles before stopping.
According to Lexington County Sheriff Deputies, 39 year-old Bryan Carroll Biggart of Columbia, was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue SUV on I-26 at around 2:15AM Wednesday morning.
Deputies allege that Biggart collided with the rear of a SC Highway Patrol car that was traveling eastbound on I-26 one mile past the I-77 interchange.
The Trooper's vehicle was traveling at normal posted highway speeds the time of the collision.
Deputies report the trooper suffered only minor injuries in the incident, and was treated for those injuries at an area hospital before being released.
According to the deputy's report, Biggard continued to drive his damaged vehicle, with five airbags deployed, for approximately five miles at speeds up to 99mph, until he stopped at the Mile Marker 122 rest area in Calhoun County, where he then tried running away on foot.
Following a six hour search that included members of the Lexington and Calhoun County Sheriff Departments, the SC Highway Patrol, and a helicopter from SLED, Biggart was located and arrested at approximately 8:30AM Wednesday.
Biggart is being charged with committing a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving personal injury, reckless driving, failing to render aid to a victim in a motor vehicle accident, and third offense driving with a South Carolina license under suspension.
Biggart was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center, and had a scheduled bond hearing at 3PM Wednesday.