A Chicago man has been charged with numerous felonies after he allegedly hit and injured a Barrington police officer with his car during a traffic stop on Monday.
Atlas A. Davis, 29, of the 3400 block of West Polk Street in Chicago, has been charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, aggravated battery to a police officer, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving on a suspended license and other traffic violations.
Barrington village officials said that police were attempting to stop a vehicle around 7:40 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Barrington Public Safety building at 400 North Northwest Highway in Barrington.
Police were trying to stop Davis after they received a 911 call from someone who said they were being followed by Davis. The 911 caller was told to pull into the police department parking lot where two police officers were at. Davis and the 911 caller pulled into the parking lot and when two police officers were approaching Davis, he allegedly accelerated and struck one of the officers.
Davis fled the scene and was chased by police officers westbound on Lake Cook Road passed Route 62, according to police radio traffic. The chase was terminated due to safety concerns of the high speeds.
An alert was broadcasted on the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) to police departments throughout the area for the suspect vehicle, which was described as a blue 2007 Nissan sedan.
The injured police officer was transported by ambulance to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities announced Tuesday evening that Davis had been taken into custody. He is currently being held in the Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
“As a police department, we feel very fortunate that our police officer was not seriously injured,” Police Chief David Dorn said in the statement. “We are also very thankful to have the assistance of multiple police agencies in finding the offender and bringing this case to a successful conclusion,” Barrington Police Chief David Dorn said.