Police chase ends with crash in Oakbrook Terrace

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A driver who led police on a chase across at least three western suburbs crashed into a vehicle stopped at a red light in Oakbrook Terrace. (WLS)

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A driver who led police on a chase across at least three western suburbs crashed into a vehicle stopped at a red light in Oakbrook Terrace.

At 11:40 a.m., Oak Brook police said officers observed a blue pickup run a red light at York Road and 31st Street. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver did not comply. Hillside police picked up his trail just before noon and chased the pick-up into neighboring Berkley.

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"The vehicle was cornered into a train station depot area and officers got out on foot thinking it would be a foot chase. The suspect then tried to run over one of our officers who fired at the vehicle," said Chief Joseph Lukaszek, Hillside Police Dept.

With squad cars behind, the driver of the blue pickup truck crashed into the stopped vehicle at Midwest Road and Butterfield in Oakbrook Terrace around 12 p.m. The driver got out of his truck with his hands up and was surrounded by local police. He was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of a squad car.

Police say the 35-year-old man has a long criminal history. Westmont police were looking for him on a domestic abuse warrant. They warned police via radio dispatch the man wanted to kill or injure officers and said he wouldn't allow himself to be taken into custody.

No one was seriously injured in the pursuit.

The man remains in custody Monday night, though police are still determining what charges will be filed against him.


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