An 18-year-old male has been arrested after being accused of crashing a stolen vehicle into a home overnight.
Gi’Vino Bookert is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Hit and Run with Property Damage, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Driving without a License.
Bookert is accused of crashing a 2011 Chevy Tahoe that was stolen from Harrison Road into a home located at 2740 Parkwood Drive shortly after 12:30 a.m. Most of the damage, estimated to be $28,000 occurred in the living room. Residents, who were inside the home at the time, did not have any life-threatening injuries or request EMS at the time.
Initially, officers spotted the car that was reported stolen and initiated a traffic stop near the 3000 block of English Avenue. The driver refused to stop for blue lights and sirens. Officers followed the driver to Harrison and Covenant Roads and lost sight of the vehicle. Afterwards, a citizen flagged down officers and reported a vehicle collision on Parkwood Drive.
Bookert allegedly ran from the crash site but was captured by CPD officers a short time later. The South Carolina Highway Patrol has been requested to investigate the collision.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.