Authorities say a Waukegan man was arrested after police caught him driving nearly 110 mph on Route 41 in North Chicago while intoxicated.
A Lake County sheriff’s deputy spotted a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Latitude traveling at a high rate of speed around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Jeep was traveling southbound on Route 41 in the area of Route 137 in North Chicago, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The deputy activated his radar and received a reading of 108 mph in the posted 45 mph zone, Covelli said.
The deputy was able to catch up and conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, which was driven by Francis E. Lagos-Godoy, 34, of the 2100 block of Georgetown Lane in Waukegan.
Lagos-Godoy had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and had an open bottle of beer in the center console, Covelli said.
Lagos-Godoy was placed under arrest for driving under the influence following field-sobriety testing.
Covelli also said that Lagos-Godoy never possessed an Illinois driver’s license. The man was also unable to produce insurance verification on the vehicle.
Lagos-Godoy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, driving without a driver’s license and driving without insurance.
He was released on a $3,000 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on February 16.