High-speed chase ends with wreck, man getting Taser shock

Berger. (Source: ACDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A high-speed chase late Thursday night ended when police say the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed on an Interstate 26 off-ramp and was then shocked by a Taser.

According to an incident report, 43-year-old William Elliott Berger was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and failure to stop for blue lights as a result of the incident that started in Mount Pleasant when officers there tried to pull him over after suspecting he was involved in an attempted burglary.

Berger did not stop for officers, but they did not give chase, opting instead to issue a be-on-the-lookout for Berger's white Honda, the report states.

A short time later, a Charleston County deputy spotted Berger's vehicle leaving a gas station on Rivers Avenue near I-526. He gave chase and speeds reached 95 mph at one point, the report shows.

Berger made his way on to I-26, according to the report, but ended when he tried to take the Highway 78 exit ramp. He lost control of the car and veered into a wooded area, the report states.

Officers reported that Berger refused their orders to get out of the car, so one officer deployed a Taser.

Berger was taken into custody and housed at the Al Cannon Detention Center. A bond amount has not been set.