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Police: Man arrested for DUI escapes patrol car in jail parking lot


A Clover man, arrested for driving under the influence, escaped a patrol car and lead police on a chase around Moss Justice Center Tuesday night.

Police say 25-year-old Nicholas Scott-Clayton Cascario was spotted by officers while he was driving a motorcycle on Linden Street just after 11 p.m.

The officers said Cascario drove past them and honked the horn before he lost control of the bike and nearly dropped it while approaching a stop sign. The officers then initiated a traffic stop on nearby Oak Street.

Cascario, who police said smelled like alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, denied that he had been drinking and was given a field sobriety test. At the end of that test, he was arrested for DUI.

His motorcycle was left with his father, who had arrived at the scene.

Cascario was taken to the Clover Police Department where he blew a .16 before being taken to the Moss Justice Center for booking.

When the officer pulled into Moss Justice, he stopped for the gate to open. That's when, officials say, Cascario kicked the back driver side window out of the patrol car and climbed out of the vehicle.

The officer got out and began chasing Cascario, who ran into a fenced-in area where dump trucks were being stored.

Other officers arrived to help out with the pursuit, and eventually found Cascario hiding in the wheel well of a dump truck.

Cascario took off again, but was tackled to the ground a short distance away.

He was taken into Moss Justice and charged with DUI, damage to town property, and escape.

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