Chase ends with car wrapped around pole

Police were called to a domestic dispute that lead to a car chase in North Charleston. The pursuit ended when Ahmanarasha Coaxum crashed the car he was driving into a utility pole.

Trapped in the car, North Charleston firefighters use the jaws of life to cut an opening on the right side so they could extricate Coaxum. After he was safely removed Coaxum was taken by Charleston County EMS to the Medical University Hospital.

Ahmanarasha Coaxum is charged with drug possession, aggravated assault and failure to stop for blue lights, according to North Charleston police.

Photo by Chris Hall

Photo by Chris Hall

Photo by Chris Hall

Gas war backes up traffic

Traffic was backed up onto Otranto Road in front of Rivers Avenue in North Charleston as people took advantage of the cheep gas. A price war started between two gas stations, Circle K and Murphy Express when the Circle K lowered its price to $2.19 a gallon.

The high volume of customers at both stores created a gridlock as vehicles lined up for gas.

Gas at 2.19 a gallon - Photo by Chris hall

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