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Police deflate tires of fleeing vehicle; Woodridge man arrested


KENDALL COUNTY — Police used spike strips to deflate the tires of a vehicle that led police on a chase through several west suburban suburbs.

Aurora police attempted to make a traffic stop about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday but the driver, Jerry Williams Jr., 25, refused to stop, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

Oswego police and the Kendall County sheriff’s office joined the pursuit about 12:20 a.m. as the vehicle fled southbound on Illinois 71 in both lanes without headlights, sheriff’s police said.

Deputies used a tire deflation device similar to spike strips to stop the vehicle, sheriff’s police said. After the vehicle ran over the spikes, it continued south on Illinois 71 and eventually left the road near Hughes Road, just northeast of Newark.

Williams, of Woodridge, was arrested and charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer, DUI, reckless driving, obstructing identification, possession of cannabis and no valid driver’s license, sheriff’s police said. He was also ticketed for speeding, improper lane usage, no headlights when required, disobeying a traffic control device, failure to signal and no seatbelt.

Williams is being held in the Kendall County Jail until a bond hearing.

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