A Marengo man was arrested after he allegedly led police on a vehicle chase before crashing in Harvard and fleeing from officers on foot.
Julius M. Williams, 39, of the 600 block of East Grant Highway in Marengo, was charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, obstructing justice, resisting a peace officer, unlawful possession of cannabis over 100 grams and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2016 Nissan around 12:45 a.m. on August 1.
Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said the driver, Williams, was driving erratically near Division Street and Brink Street.
Williams fled from officers in the vehicle before being involved in a crash at Thompson Street and Marengo Road.
Williams’ vehicle became disabled in the crash and he fled on foot.
Officers chased the man on foot and were able to arrest him.
Officers noted Williams was intoxicated. The man refused to undergo alcohol testing despite a warrant signed by a judge, court records show.
Williams was found in possession of more than 100 grams of cannabis.
In addition to his charges, he was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road, driving while license suspended, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, disobeying a stop sign and unlawful possession of cannabis.
Williams was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he was ordered held on a $15,000 bond.
He was released after posting 10% of the bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 23.