Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax on Sunday helped track down an injured man who fled on foot from a high-speed rollover crash in Park City.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a canine request from the Lake Forest Police Department around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a crash occurred near Route 41 and Old Skokie Road in Park City.
The vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed before losing control and rolling over multiple times.
Officers on the scene believe the driver fled from the scene following the crash, Covelli said.
Officers were concerned because the driver likely sustained injuries in the crash.
Deputy John Forlenza and canine Dax arrived and began an immediate track.
Dax tracked a short distance through a wooded area and found the driver hiding in an open field, Covelli said.
The driver was injured and also appeared intoxicated but was able to walk back to the scene.
The driver was evaluated by paramedics and turned over to Lake Forest police officers.
It is not believed that charges have been filed against the man yet.