Officers were able to arrest a man after he tried fleeing from police but crashed while driving recklessly in Woodstock on Tuesday, court documents allege.
Taquan T. Johnson, 21, of the 700 block of Washington Street in Woodstock, was charged with one count of aggravated fleeing from police causing property damage, a Class 4 felony.
Officers with the Woodstock Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2006 Dodge Charger.
Police activated their emergency lights and sirens to signal Johnson to pull over Tuesday afternoon, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint said Johnson recklessly passed a vehicle in a no-passing zone.
A vehicle crash occurred and over $300 in property damage was reported. No injuries were reported.
It is unclear what police initially attempted to pull Johnson over for.
In the past three years, Johnson has been charged in 10 separate instances for misdemeanor offenses or traffic offenses in McHenry County, court records show.
Johnson remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He would need to post $1,000 cash in order to be released.
Assistant Public Defender Ryan Ahern has filed a motion asking a judge to reduce Johnson’s bond.
Ahern said that Johnson is not a danger to the community and not a flight risk.
A status of preliminary hearing and bond hearing is scheduled for Friday morning.