Polk teen wrecks after running from police

Published 7:41 pm Monday, March 18, 2013

A 17-year old wrecked during a police chase in Landrum on Saturday, March 16 and has been charged.

Marco Trejo, of Columbus, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, failure to stop for a stop sign and no operator’s license, according to the Landrum Police Department.

At 11:06 a.m. a Landrum Police Officer was sitting on Campbell Avenue near Lake View Drive when a black Honda Accord came around the corner and stopped in the road, according to the police report.

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The vehicle started moving and the officer pulled behind him onto Rickerd Avenue, then the Honda increased speed and ran a stop sign, the report said.

The officer activated the blue lights and the Honda took off at a high rate of speed, turned up the street and went through a field then back onto Campbell Avenue, according to the report.

The Honda ran another stop sign onto Redland Road and the pursuit continued over a bridge.

Once the Honda started up the hill, Trejo didn’t make the curve and turned the vehicle upside down into a ditch, the report said.

Trejo got out of the vehicle and refused medical treatment once EMS was on scene, according to the police report.

The S.C. Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

Trejo was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center to be checked out prior to being placed under arrest.