A Johnsonville man was arrested Thursday after Marion County authorities said he drove over 120 miles per hour while being chased by officers.
Marion Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Richardson said officers from the county’s Drug Unit were along SC 41 near the Centenary community when they attempted to stop 21 year-old Marquis Allison for speeding.
Richardson said Allison continued to drive, eventually reaching speeds of over 120 mph along a two-lane highway, until he spun out on a dirt road 10 miles later. The police report says Allison tried to flee on foot and was found minutes later hiding under a bush.
Besides failure to stop for a blue light, Allison is also charged with distribution of marijuana and a seat belt violation.