Raging on the interstate
An Alabama man is going to prison for 9 years, after a guilty verdict on attempted murder charges was handed down against him Friday.
A Laurens County General Sessions Court jury found Robert Clinton Harbuck, 28, of Anniston, Alabama, guilty in a Sept. 6, 2015 incident on I-26. Harbuck was found guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, resisting arrest, failure to stop for a blue light, and 3 counts of 3rd degree assault and battery. He used his vehicle to ram two vehicles on the Hwy 308 I-26 exit ramp near Clinton.
Witnesses reported a reckless driver on I-26 between Greenville and Columbia, and officers gave chase. The driver was doing more than 100 mph, driving on the shoulder and cutting between vehicles. Harbuck left the interstate on exit 52 and rammed a car with three people in it, before ramming a Highway Patrol vehicle.
Before Harbuck could back up and ram the vehicle again, officers arrived, stopped the vehicle and took Harbuck, who was actively resisting arrest into custody.
Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo praised the work of Cpl. Steven Lindler of SC Highway Patrol for preventing more injuries and assisting the State in securing a conviction.