A McHenry man was taken into custody after he allegedly drove drunk, fled from police during a traffic stop and then battered an officer.
Lukasz Naurecki, 35, of the 2000 block of Kennedy Drive in McHenry, was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, attempted fleeing and eluding a peace officer and two counts of driving under the influence.
Court documents show Naurecki disobeyed a stop sign near Riverside Drive and Washington Street in McHenry around 7:45 p.m. on January 23.
A McHenry police officer attempted to stop Naurecki’s 2018 GMC pickup truck but he fled from the officer, according to a criminal complaint.
Naurecki increased his vehicle speed and drove approximately half a mile to his residence in the 2000 block of Kennedy Drive.
Naurecki drove his GMC into his garage and tried closing the garage door behind him, the complaint said.
He stumbled out of his vehicle and at one point struck the police officer in the torso with both hands, the complaint said.
Officers arrested Naurecki and noted that he had bloodshot glassy eyes and slurred speech.
Naurecki told the officers he was an alcoholic, according to court documents.
In addition to his criminal charges, Naurecki was also cited for two counts of disregarding a stop sign and improper traffic lane usage.
Naurecki was released from the McHenry County Jail the day after his arrest after posting 10% of his $40,000 bond.
Court records show that Naurecki was out on bond at the time of his arrest for a 2018 home invasion in Kane County where he was allegedly armed with a gun. That case remains pending.
A preliminary hearing for his McHenry case is scheduled for March 3.