A judge sentenced a McHenry man to seven days in jail and public service for fleeing from police at over 120 mph during a chase that began in Hebron.
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 said that 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 allegedly began speeding in excess of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone.
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, who has been out on bond since his arrest, reached a plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated fleeing to elude a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed Diedrich’s felony charge.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Diedrich to seven days of periodic imprisonment in the McHenry County Jail and one year of conditional discharge.
Diedrich will also be required to serve 30 hours of community service and was ordered to pay $1,501 in court fines and fees.