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Chase Ends With Motorist Jumping Out Of Car On Kennedy

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Police Car Lights (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A motorist being pursued by Chicago Police bailed out of a vehicle in the express lanes of the Kennedy Expressway late Friday morning, causing “major backups” on the roadway.

Chicago Police curbed a vehicle during a narcotics investigation at Foster and Cicero avenues at 11:54 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.

A police officer approached the vehicle and a man inside showed a weapon and then drove away, Baety said. Police followed the man onto the Kennedy, which was congested. The motorist then rear ended a police car and continued on the expressway until his vehicle became stalled.

The motorist stopped the car and jumped out in the express lane of the inbound Kennedy near Ohio Street just before noon, according to an ISP District Chicago trooper.

Police pursued the motorist on foot and he was taken into custody, Baety said.

There were “major backups’’ on the expressway, the trooper said. Illinois Dept. of Transportation crews had cleared the scene as of 12:35 p.m., the trooper said.

Grand Central Area detectives are investigating.

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