2 charged in Eisenhower chase

July 19, 2008 10:27:11 PM PDT
Two men are now charged in Friday's police pursuit and crash that shut down part of the Eisenhower Expressway for more than three hours. Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Ristau of Glen Ellyn is facing 13 charges, including DUI, possession of heroin and aggravated battery to a police officer.

Chicago police say they were questioning Ristau in a drug investigation when he struck an officer with his car. He then took off and led officers on a chase on the Eisenhower. They say the driver suddenly did a U-turn and crashed into a police truck.

Ristau then reportedly drove toward another officer. And police fired on the car.

Fifty-three-year-old Thomas Hogueisson is also charged with possession of heroin.


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