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Police pursuit ends after suspect tries to drive down railroad tracks in Fox Lake

Nathaniel R. Kozlowski, 30, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man was arrested following a police chase that began in McHenry County and ended in Fox Lake when the man tried driving down railroad tracks.

Nathaniel R. Kozlowski, 30, of Waukegan, was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and driving on a revoked license.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies observed a stolen 2003 Lincoln Navigator traveling northbound on Johnsburg Road around 6:12 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies attempted to stop it but the driver refused to comply and deputies began pursuing it.

The chase came into Lake County where it crashed after trying to drive down the railroad tracks near Grand Avenue and Nippersink Boulevard.

Deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Kozlowski, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

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He refused to exit the car and deputies removed him and took him into custody, the sheriff’s office said.

Kozlowski told authorities that he had swallowed an unknown amount of drugs. He was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

He was later released from the hospital and transported to the McHenry County jail where he remains held on a $40,000 bond.


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