A Wauconda man, who is on probation for fleeing from police, was arrested and had his BMW seized after authorities say he fled from police on at least three occasions recently in Lake County.
Martin Gonzalez, 20, of the 200 block of Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda, was charged with one count of aggravated fleeing to elude police, a Class 3 felony.
Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers were on patrol around 6:45 p.m. on July 14.
Officers spotted Gonzalez, who they know has a revoked license, driving a white BMW on Slocum Lake Road and Francis Street in Wauconda.
A traffic stop was attempted and the BMW refused to stop, fleeing the area, Cognac said.
The BMW failed to stop at a stop sign at Osage Street and Slocum Lake Road.
The BMW continued southbound on Osage Street at a high rate of speed as officers pursued it.
Gonzalez was clocked driving over 60 mph in a 25 mph zone near a park, Cognac said.
The BMW turned westbound on Route 176 and failed to stop at an additional stop sign.
Cognac said the pursuit was terminated because of traffic congestion on the roadways.
Officers continued to follow the vehicle, which initially began following traffic laws but then took off at a high rate of speed on Route 12 before turning onto Cook Street.
Officers with the Island Lake Police Department tried stopping the BMW a short time later but it fled from them on Darrell Road at over 100 mph, Cognac said.
The Lake Zurich Police Department was also investigating a case where it was believed Gonzalez fled from them in the same vehicle days before the Wauconda and Island Lake incidents.
Charges have not been filed yet against Gonzalez in the Island Lake or Lake Zurich incidents.
Wauconda police obtained an arrest warrant for Gonzalez and arrested the man on July 28.
They also seized his BMW when they arrested him at his residence, Cognac said.
Court records show Gonzalez was previously convicted in November in McHenry County for fleeing from police. He received 72 days of credit for time served and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Prosecutors in McHenry County had already filed a petition to revoke his probation in that case after Gonzalez was arrested for domestic battery in Wauconda in May.
Gonzalez also has a pending felony drug case in Lake County, court records show.