Two men are facing charges after a car led police on a pursuit in North Chicago and the vehicle rolled over, leaving both suspects trapped inside.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a bond hearing that officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired license plate registration in North Chicago on Tuesday.
The vehicle, driven by Luis F. Quebrado, 30, of the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue in North Chicago, sped away and the officers gave pursuit.
The vehicle got onto Route 41 and the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Katris said the fleeing vehicle started swerving and driving erratically. The car then hit a median and rolled over before coming to a rest.
Quebrado along with his passenger, Brandon M. Cardona, 33, of the 1000 block of Adams Street in North Chicago, were both trapped inside the vehicle.
Cardona told officers that there was a gun within his reach in the pocket of the passenger door, but officers were unable to locate it, Katris said.
Officers were removing the two men from the car when they located a loaded Canik TP9 near the passenger side of the car.
Cardona, who does not have a FOID card or concealed carry license, confirmed the gun belonged to him, Katris said. He also has a prior felony conviction.
Quebrado told officers he had a warrant and fled because he was scared.
Quebrado was charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, driving on a revoked license and reckless driving.
Cardona was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak set Quebrado’s bond at $200,000 and set Cardona’s bond at $350,000.
Quebrado is scheduled to appear in court again on June 7. Cardona is scheduled to appear in court again on June 23.