A Chicago man was arrested after authorities say he fled from police at 120 mph on Route 45 in Mundelein while he had two small children in his car.
Jejuan J. Collins, 27, of the 2300 block of East 103rd Street in Chicago, was charged with two counts of causing a child to be endangered, speeding, reckless driving, and attempted fleeing to elude a peace officer.
A criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court said Mundelein police officers spotted Collins’ 2019 Kia Stinger driving 46 mph in a 30 mph zone around 10:20 p.m. May 4.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the man near Route 45 and Laramie Street in Mundelein.
Collins allegedly fled from the traffic stop southbound on Route 45.
He drove at speeds of 120 mph at one point, according to an officer who clocked him on radar as he fled, court documents show.
The speed limit at Route 45 and Longwood Terrace where Collins drove 120 mph is a 35 mph zone, the complaint said.
Two small children, ages 5 and 6, were in the back seat of Collins’ Kia, the complaint added.
Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Collins, who was arrested on May 13, held in the Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He would need to post $5,000 cash in order to be released.
A motion of defense hearing is scheduled for May 26 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.