Man Caught After Fleeing Police At 110 MPH

MILNGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Police say a man went from driving 23 mph over the limit, then to a drastic 110 mph in an attempt to evade police in the Kendall County town of Milington.

On Sunday, a Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding at a rate of 78 mph in a 55 mph zone, a release from the sheriff’s office said.

Instead of stopping, the man driving the vehicle sped off and reached a speed of 110 mph as he passed several vehicles, the release said.

Later, the man was able to hide his vehicle behind a six-foot wooden fence and placed a sheet of plywood in front of it to make the vehicle less visible to police, according to the release.

But residents in the area of the 200 block of Grant Street in Milington helped direct deputies to a house, where they found the man was hiding in the attic of a detached garage, the release said.

The suspect, Jonnie Robert Lee Watts, 21, of the 3900 block of East 2603rd Road in Sheridan, Ill., was arrested around 6 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer and issued citations for speeding, and speeding more than 40 mph over the statutory speed limit, passing in a no passing zone and disobeying a stop sign, the release said.

Milington is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • chitown

    its morons like this one that get people killed including themselves

  • Bruno

    You can’t be bothered to say what kind of car it was?

    • logical

      what difference does that make?

  • No proof

    How do they intend to prove he was behind the wheel?

    • logical

      lets see the cops SAW him, the neighbors SAW him, It is probably his car with his fingerprints on the steering wheel. Gone are the days of having to ‘catch’ the driver still in the drivers seat. Luckily for those of us that share the road with inconsiderate, selfish morons that think they get to drive however they want to, and everbody else should get out of their way.

  • Smokey And The Idiot

    Eastbound and down.

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