DUNCAN, S.C. (WSPA/WJBF) — A pregnant Upstate woman led investigators on a police chase, eventually fleeing on foot.
According to officers, the chase started in Duncan, S.C., and ended in Lyman, S.C. on Wednesday after the Duncan Police Chief tried to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired tags. The woman did not stop, and at some point, left the vehicle and ran on foot.
Officials say the woman arrested is Keyoka Blair.
According to officials, Blair told officers that she was pregnant after she was arrested. Blair was not in labor at the time of her arrest.
EMS and additional female officers were called to the scene for assistance. The woman also has warrants out for her arrest.
Police Chief Shandrell Holcombe said it was a calm arrest.
“Regardless of what just happened, we wanted to make sure that she’s in good position and she’s safe. And make sure she’s not harmed, nor the baby was harmed,” stated Chief Holcombe. “So, then I called for EMS to come check her out, she said she was fine, they concurred she was fine.”
During the chase, Chief Holcombe said the car struck a business and a police car. Multiple agencies are involved in this investigation.