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      CCSO: Driver sought after fleeing wreck of stolen car on Lincolnville Rd

      Scene of the accident (WCIV)

      NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- An early morning accident has turned out to be the result of a nuisance call for loud music.

      According to officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to a home on Jandrell Road in Lincolnville because of a loud music complaint.

      Deputies say when they got there, a silver BMW with loud music playing was found and as the deputy approached the residence, the driver sped out of the driveway.

      The deputy tried to catch up to the BMW, which had already driven onto Owens Drive, but he lost sight of the car as it rounded a bend near Clover Ave.

      Less than a minute later, as the deputy rounded the bend, the BMW was found wrecked after striking a fire hydrant and a tree. Deputies say the driver fled the scene and has not been identified.{}

      A passenger was found still inside of the car and had only minor injuries.

      The passenger was identified as 27-year-old Michael B. Chaplin of Charleston. Chaplin was transported to MUSC for treatment of his injuries.

      Deputies say Chaplin has outstanding warrants through SC Probation and Parole and the BMW was confirmed to have been stolen through North Charleston Police Department.

      A check of the area with K-9 and deputies did not locate the driver, believed to be a white male.

      Anyone with information on the driver of the vehicle is asked to contact the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.{}

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