SUBJECT ARRESTED IN CENTRALIA PURSUIT THAT REACHED 115 MPH

SUBJECT ARRESTED IN CENTRALIA PURSUIT THAT REACHED 115 MPH

CENTRALIA, IL — A subject, believed to be an 18-year-old male, has been taken into custody by Centralia police following a late morning pursuit through Centralia that reached speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.

Police first responded just before 11 a.m. to Maulding Drive on a report of a domestic disturbance. Before they arrived, the call became a report of a carjacking.

Officers ultimately spotted the vehicle and Lifestar was called to the scene for the reported victim but it is unclear if she was transported to the hospital or what, if any, injuries she may have suffered.

The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Jackson where he reportedly almost struck a squad car. The pursuit continued toward Lincoln, then Broadway and then northbound on Elm.

As the subject continued on toward Pine and Kerr he narrowly avoided a crash with a motorist and officers then began blocking traffic to prevent another close call.

Speeds then reached 75 miles per hour as the subject began heading eastbound on Noleman, and ultimately reached 115 miles per hour at Schwartz.

Officers then began preparing to execute a pit maneuver on the suspect vehicle as the pursuit was heading toward Interstate 57.

The chase then ended around 11:10 a.m. when two squad cars apparently crashed into the vehicle near the I-57 on-ramp and the subject was taken into custody.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies ultimately transported the subject to the Marion County Jail.

 

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