A McHenry man has been charged with fleeing from police at over 120 mph in a chase that started in Hebron and ended near Richmond.
David J. Diedrich, 46, of the 5800 block of Bunny Avenue in McHenry, was charged with one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding, a Class 4 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Diedrich was driving a black 2003 Ford Mustang on September 30.
A Hebron police officer attempted to stop the Ford as it sped away from a business in the 9900 block of Main Street.
Diedrich allegedly drove eastbound on Route 173 from Main Street without stopping at the four-way stop sign intersection, the complaint said.
He then began speeding in excess of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, the complaint said.
Diedrich continued to flee at speeds in excess of 120 mph in a 55 mph zone for nearly five miles, the complaint said.
The officer eventually lost sight of the Ford after it turned onto eastbound Broadway Road from Keystone Road and drove towards the intersection of Route 173 and Broadway Road in Richmond.
An arrest warrant was issued for Diedrich in early October and he was taken into custody in mid-November, court records show.
Diedrich was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of his $10,000 bond.
An arraignment and status of attorney hearing is scheduled for December 14.