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updated: 3/16/2013 4:49 PM

Driver charged after chase ends at Elgin police station

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  • Nickolas Poole

    Nickolas Poole


A Fox River Grove man led authorities on a chase for more than 25 miles early Saturday before he stopped at the Elgin Police Department and was arrested, officials said.

Nickolas Poole, 28, of Center Street, was charged with aggravated fleeing, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and driving on an expired license, among other offenses.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, Cary police were dispatched to the corner of First Street and Route 14 for a report of a possible intoxicated driver, Sgt. Mike Roth said. Poole, driving a white Jeep, gave chase when an officer attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation, according to police.

Roth said the driver fled west on Route 14 out of Cary's jurisdiction and into Crystal Lake, where he crashed into a squad car. Poole later turned around and headed back toward Cary, then went south on Route 31 toward Algonquin, according to police.

The Jeep continued through Carpentersville and the Dundee area before stopping at the Elgin Police Department, where Poole was placed under arrest, authorities said.

Several police agencies aided in the pursuit, which Roth said did not involve excessive speeds. "It would have been terminated if they were going too fast," he said.

Poole was being held in the McHenry County jail Saturday. Bond had not been set, according to the jail website. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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