Gurnee joy ride video headed to Lake County prosecutors for review

  • A Garmin dash cam records Drew Hovorka's car reaching 96 mph along Stearns School Road driven by a technician from Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram during a service visit.

    A Garmin dash cam records Drew Hovorka's car reaching 96 mph along Stearns School Road driven by a technician from Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram during a service visit. Courtesy of Drew Hovorka

 
 
Updated 4/24/2015 5:08 PM

The dashboard-camera video showing a Gurnee auto dealership employee driving nearly 100 mph in a customer's vehicle is headed to the Lake County state's attorney for review, authorities said Friday.

State's Attorney Mike Nerheim's staff will determine if police need to investigate further or make any arrests, said Sgt. Curtis Gregory, a spokesman for the Lake County sheriff's office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Gregory's agency was given the video and a report by Gurnee police after authorities determined the joy ride occurred in the sheriff's jurisdiction, Gregory said.

Sheriff's police have not investigated the matter, Gregory said.

"It's going to be reviewed by the state's attorney to see if they want (us) to even pursue it," he said.

Gurnee residents Drew and Christine Hovorka brought their 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT to Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for service last week.

A video system in the car recorded an employee speeding while driving the car.

Gurnee Dodge general manger Todd Thommes has not returned several messages seeking comment that have been left for him this week.

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