Sheriff’s officials say Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax helped track down a driver who fled the scene on foot after crashing his car near Lake Bluff Sunday evening.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated Lake Bluff.
The driver of the vehicle fled on foot after crashing his car into a tree.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax and his handler Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy John Forlenza were both called to the scene to assist.
Dax tracked a short distance to a residence in the 13300 block of Ashford Drive in unincorporated Lake Bluff, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver was located at the residence, which was one of his friend’s houses.
“Good boy Dax!!” the sheriff’s office said on social media.
Deputies issued the man traffic citations for leaving the scene of a crash and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver was not charged with driving under the influence. It is unclear why he fled the scene.
Canine Dax began his career with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2015.
He won Law Enforcement Hero Dog of the year in 2019 and is continuously featured in the news for his work in tracking missing people, finding fleeing suspects and recovering illegal narcotics.