A South Carolina man who was already wanted by police for stealing a semi truck last week was finally captured by law enforcement after he stole another big rig this week.
On August 12, 29 year old Austin Grimes was arrested by Dorchester County authorities following a police pursuit in a stolen semi truck.
Police were initially called to a hit and run at Highway 17-A in Dorchester County that left multiple vehicles in a mobile home park damaged by a stolen Atlas Van Lines truck driven by Grimes.
Officers caught up to the truck on Highway 17-A and a pursuit ensued.
Police say that the semi truck was all over the road, sometimes at speeds of 75 m.p.h., and was trying to force other vehicles off the road.
Grimes also allegedly attempted to ram a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office patrol car during the pursuit.
Grimes drove the stolen semi onto I-95.
The pursuit came to a stop when the truck’s tires blew.
Grimes was arrested without further incident. He has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights, and driving under suspension.
Grimes already had an arrest warrant out for an August 6 incident during which he allegedly stole a semi truck from a business in Charleston County.
Authorities were able to tract the truck to I-26. When Grimes refused to pull over, police backed off for the safety of citizens.
The truck was later found abandoned.
Police used helicopters and canine units but were unable to locate Grimes.