A man is facing charges after prosecutors say he ran down another man with his car, dragging him 500 feet and injuring him, during a fight over a woman in Libertyville.
Kyler E. Friese, 21, of the 200 block of Conventry Circle in Vernon Hills, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a controlled substance.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a bond hearing Thursday that Friese and the victim were fighting over a girl in Libertyville.
Friese struck the victim with a car and dragged him with the car for approximately 500 feet, Katris said.
The victim had road rash on his back and bruised knuckles on one hand.
The victim told officers that he had been struck by a car driven by Friese, who fled the scene.
Libertyville police officers were able to locate Friese, stop his vehicle and arrest him.
Officers found open alcohol, cannabis and a schedule two drug without a prescription in Friese’s vehicle, Katris said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak, after hearing the case, questioned why prosecutors only charged Friese with leaving the scene of an accident, a Class 4 felony.
“At least the Gerstein I got, he hit him with his car on purpose so I’m not quite sure how the state came up with those charges. But that’s neither here nor there,” Potkonjak said.
Potkonjak ordered Friese held on a $200,000 bond. Friese remains held in the Lake County Jail as of Sunday.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on June 27 for a status of preliminary hearing.