Man leaves stolen truck in cornfield after police chase

Police say Daniel Bakalik, of Mokena, Ill., who was driving a stolen pickup truck, led officers on a chase that reached up to 90 mph along I-80 from the 90 mile marker to just west of I-55. The driver pulled over into a cornfield and fled from the vehicle.

October 18, 2012 10:08:40 AM PDT
A man was taken into custody after a police chase from Ottawa to Minooka along I-80 early Thursday morning.

PHOTOS: Suspect arrested in cornfield

Police say Daniel Bakalik, of Mokena, Ill., who was driving a stolen pickup truck, led officers on a chase that reached up to 90 mph along I-80 from the 90 mile marker to just west of I-55. The driver pulled over into a cornfield and fled from the vehicle.

Illinois State Police troopers took Bakalik into custody around 6:50 a.m. He was still in the cornfield. Bakalik is charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and numerous other traffic offenses, police say.


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