A late-night disturbance at a bar in Harvard led to a man leading police on a 113 mph police chase before he crashed his vehicle, officials said.
Gregorio Pena, 37, of the 1400 block of Northfield Avenue in Harvard, was charged with two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The Harvard Police Department said they responded around 11:27 p.m. Tuesday to the Cool Music Stop Bar and Grill, 10 North Ayer Street, for a report of a disturbance outside the business.
Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said that officers arrived and observed one of the subjects involved leaving the scene in a 2012 Buick.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but Pena failed to stop and a pursuit ensued, Bauman said.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges that Pena failed to stop at two stop signs, one at the intersection of Front Street and Diggins Street and another at the intersection of Ramer Road and Oak Grove Road.
At one point during the chase, Pena drove 113 mph in a 55 mph zone, the complaint said.
Bauman said that Pena eventually lost control of the Buick and was involved in a single-vehicle crash near Ramer Road and Oak Grove Road.
Pena was also issued citations for driving while license revoked, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper signaling and disobeying a stop sign.
He was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he was ordered held on a $50,000 bond.
Pena, who has a previous 2014 conviction for aggravated fleeing and eluding in McHenry County, was released from jail after posting $5,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 26.