Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Irmo police have identified a man they say led them ona car chase Tuesday morning.

Officers say they want to find Quintin Lafayette Garrett of Columbia.

Garrett is accused of driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights and seatbelt violation.

Irmo Police Chief Brian Buck says around 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, an officer tried to pull over a Mitsubishi Gallant on Lake Murray Boulevard. However, once the officer got out of the car, Buck says the suspect drove off.

The officer pursued Garrett on Lake Murray Boulevard, Broad River Road, Zimelcrest Drive, Interstate 26, Interstate 20, and Highway 277, where officers say Garrett abandoned his vehicle between mile markers 3 and 4.

Officers searched a nearby wooded area for him, but did not find him.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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