A woman who was driving nearly 100 mph was arrested after state troopers found her illegally possessing a loaded gun in Lake County, prosecutors said.
Tequila S. Burris, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, driving on a suspended license and speeding.
Illinois State Police troopers on January 21 conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 99 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Chloe Juergensen.
Burris, who was the driver, had a suspended Illinois license and a suspended Wisconsin license.
Troopers asked if any weapons were in the car and Burris reportedly admitted to having a gun in the car.
Burris, who was the sole occupant, said the gun was under her driver’s seat, Juergensen said.
Troopers found a loaded Taurus 9mm in the car, Juergensen said.
Juergensen said Burris is a felon after being convicted in Wisconsin for a weapons case.
Burris does not have a Firearm Owner Identification card or concealed carry license in Illinois.
Lake County Judge Veronica O’Malley ordered Burris held on a $250,000 bond, meaning she would need to post $25,000 cash to be released.
Burris was released from the Lake County Jail on Wednesday after a judge reduced her bond to a personal recognizance, court records show.
Burris is scheduled to appear in court again on March 8 for a status of preliminary hearing.