WATERBORO — A Waterboro man crashed his car last night after leading a deputy on a chase from Lyman, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Darren Cyr pulled over 18-year-old Jeremy Sterling on South Waterboro Road in Lyman. The deputy had received a report of a potentially impaired driver in the area and had observed erratic operation of Sterling’s Honda. 

After pulling over the car, Sterling’s passenger, 18-year-old Connor Monro of Newfield, opened the car’s glove box. Cyr saw what appeared to be a glass marijuana pipe and a bag of marijuana.

Sterling abruptly drove off, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cyr pursued the Honda, which he estimated reached speeds of 80 mph. Sterling’s car jumped the crown of Route 202 and Sterling lost control of the car. It crashed into a home on West Road, about a mile from the initial traffic stop.

Sterling was treated on the scene and refused to be transported to the hospital. He was charged with eluding a police officer. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate and considering charging Sterling with additional charges for motor vehicle and drug offenses.

Monro was treated and released from Goodall Hospital after suffering lacerations to the head.