Prosecutors say a Hawthorn Woods man fled from officers at speeds of more than 110 mph before crashing off the roadway and totaling his car in Hawthorn Woods.
Sergey Filanovich, 37, of Hawthorn Woods, was charged with two counts of aggravated fleeing police, driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding 35 mph over the limit, unlawful possession of cannabis and improper traffic lane usage.
A Hawthorn Woods police officer was at a red light on Sunday at Quentin Road and Route 22 on the border of Lake Zurich and Kildeer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle Doyle said Filanovich was the driver of a vehicle that was facing northbound on Quentin Road.
Filanovich allegedly rapidly accelerated and began traveling over the posted speed limit of 45 mph.
The officer made a u-turn and caught up to the vehicle. The officer’s radar showed the vehicle traveling 70-85 mph.
The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Filanovich’s vehicle but the man continued speeding and did not show “any signs of stopping,” Doyle said during a Sunday bond hearing.
Filanovich reached 100 mph in a 40 mph zone and eventually reached 112 mph, which was recorded on radar, Doyle said.
Once Filanovich reached Quentin Road and Old McHenry Road in Hawthorn Woods, he was unable to handle the intersection and lost control.
Doyle said the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and construction signs before coming to a stop in the backyard of a single-family home where property was damaged.
Filanovich’s vehicle was totaled and his vehicle’s airbags were deployed.
Filanovich was “belligerent” when he got out of his and officers ordered him onto his stomach before being taken into custody, Doyle said.
Paramedics evaluated him and he did not require transport to the hospital.
Filanovich showed signs of impairment after undergoing field sobriety testing, Doyle said.
Lake County Judge Jacquelyn Melius ordered the man held on a $50,000 bond.
Filanovich was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of his bond, court records show.