On February 19, 2015 Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Andreas Dominic Washington (34) after he led Kershaw and Lee County deputies on a high speed chase on I-20 and was in possession of a half-ounce of crack cocaine.
On the afternoon of February 19, 2015 a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit deputy was patrolling on I-20 near mile marker 102, an area with numerous traffic fatalities, when he clocked a 2015 Chevrolet Impala being driven at 105mph. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver who was later determined to be Washington, fled.
The chase reached speeds of 110 mph and went into Lee County. Washington was seen throwing items out the passenger window during the pursuit. Lee County authorities were notified and joined the pursuit at the 114 mile marker. At that time, the Kershaw County deputy relinquished primary pursuit position to Lee County.
Washington continued to flee and exited I-20 at SC 341 with Lee and Kershaw County deputies still in pursuit. Once Washington got onto SC341,within a mile of I-20, he crashed head on into a Bishopville Police Department patrol car. No one was seriously injured in the accident. A preliminary search of the Impala which was determined to be a Hertz rental car, resulted in the discovery of ½ ounce of suspected crack cocaine. Deputies will review dash cam video footage to attempt to determine where Washington threw what is believed to be crack cocaine out of the car window.
The Bishopville police officer and Washington were both transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation, neither with serious injuries.
Kershaw County authorities determined that Washington is currently wanted by the Atlanta Police Department for aggravated assault with intent to murder and that he is currently out on bond on a narcotics charge in Darlington County. Kershaw County authorities will charge Washington with failure to stop for a blue light, speeding (105mph in a 70mph zone), trafficking crack cocaine and DUI. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Washington has previous arrests for assault and battery, disorderly conduct (multiple counts), possession of marijuana and crack cocaine (multiple counts), disobedience to police, criminal domestic violence, filing false police report, felon in possession of a firearm (federal), probation violation (federal) hit and run, theft by receiving stolen property, DUI, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of force, terroristic threats and acts, failure to appear (multiple counts), battery, criminal interference with government property, driving under suspension and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer .
Washington is currently under guard at a local hospital until his expected release on February 20, 2015. He will be transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he will remain pending a bond hearing. The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office will be in communication with Georgia authorities relative to Washington’s fugitive status from the Atlanta Police Department.