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Sheriff’s deputy injured after scuffle with car chase suspect in Long Grove

File Photo (Lake County Sheriff’s Office) | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was injured following a scuffle with a man who fled from a traffic stop in Long Grove, police said.

Israel Garcia-Guzman, 23, of the 1300 block of East Winslowe Drive in Palatine, was charged with aggravated speeding, fleeing to elude, resisting arrest, driving while license suspended, illegal transportation of cannabis and illegal transportation of alcohol.

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy clocked a speeding vehicle traveling south on Route 83 near Westmoreland Road near Long Grove around 7:40 p.m. on October 18.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the vehicle was traveling 87 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The sheriff’s deputy made a u-turn and approached the vehicle at Gilmer Road. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, the driver did not stop, Covelli said.

The driver, identified as Garcia-Guzman, stopped near Route 22 as if he was pulling over, but then drove away and shut off the vehicle’s headlights and taillights.

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Covelli said the deputy did not engage in a high-speed pursuit due to risk to the community but observed the vehicle make a left turn onto a side street.

The deputy turned onto the side street and saw Garcia-Guzman fleeing on foot from the vehicle.

He engaged in a foot pursuit but Garcia-Guzman was able to double back and get to his vehicle. The man again attempted to flee in his vehicle, which became disabled one block east.

The deputy along with other deputies attempted to arrest Garcia-Guzman but he resisted, Covelli said.

One of the deputies injured his hand in the struggle. Garcia-Guzman also attempted to spit at one of the deputies on the scene during his arrest.

Additional charges are pending against Garcia-Guzman, who is scheduled to appear in court on November 11.


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