Newberry Sheriff’s deputies were led on a high speed chase early Friday morning.
Just before 2 a.m. deputies tried to stop a Dodge Charger that was speeding on Kendall Road near Belfast Road.
The car turned onto Bush River Road and was driven at a high rate of speed as officers continued to try to get the car to stop.
The driver then turned onto Beaverdam Creek Road and was not able to come to a stop at the dead end. At that point, he crossed Rocky Creek Road and hit the embankment.
The chase lasted for about nine miles.
Officers found open beer, a drug pipe and marijuana in the car according to reports.
EMS and the Newberry County Rescue Squad were called to check out the three teens in the car but found them to be fine.
The driver, Justin Curtis Simon, 18, of 15 McBry Drive, Newberry, was arrested and charged with driving without a license, having an open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to stop for a blue light.
Hunter Avery Cone, 19, of 1800 Milligan St., Newberry, and David Russell Preston, 17, of 2605 Wilson Road, Newberry, were arrested and charged with having an open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.