A Woodridge man has been charged with fleeing police after an early morning pursuit that began in west suburban Aurora.
Shortly after midnight, Kendall County sheriffs were notified about a vehicle that had fled a traffic stop being made by the Aurora police, according to a release from the Kendall County sheriff's office. The vehicle, that was also being pursued by Oswego police, had entered Kendall County.
About 12:20 a.m., officers spotted the vehicle southbound on Illinois Route 71 near Regal Oaks Court. The vehicle had no headlights and was swerving, the release said.
Kendall County deputies tried to stop the vehicle but the driver continued to flee. The deputies used a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over the device and continued southbound, the release said.
Soon after, the vehicle went off the roadway in the area of Hughes Road. Deputies approached the vehicle and arrested the 25-year-old driver who was identified as Jerry Williams of Woodridge, the release said.
Williams was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer, driving under the influence, reckless driving, obstructing identification, possession of cannabis and having no valid driver's license.
He also was cited for speeding, improper lane usage, no headlights, disobeying traffic control devices, failure to signal and driving without a seat belt.
Williams is being held at the Kendall County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
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