Car chase through Darien, Burr Ridge ends with crash into 2 police cars

Updated 11/24/2020 6:58 PM

A high-speed chase Monday night ended with a Chicago man crashing a stolen vehicle into two police vehicles.

Carlos Perez, 22, of the 5500 block of North Sawyer Avenue, has been charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding -- stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated battery to a peace officer and criminal damage to state property, according to a news release from the DuPage County state's attorney's office.


Authorities say an Illinois State Police trooper saw Perez standing next to a car on an entrance ramp to the Tri-State Tollway, and told him to pull the car over to the side of the road. Perez drove off northbound on the tollway, chased by the trooper. He then drove through a residential area, got back on the tollway, exited again and drove through neighborhoods in Burr Ridge and Darien at about 80 mph.

He drove down a dead-end street, turned the vehicle around, and crashed into two police vehicles, according to the news release. He then ran away, and when he was arrested, spit on one of the troopers and told her he had COVID-19.

Authorities did not say where the crash happened.

The car had been stolen three hours earlier in Chicago, according to the news release.

Bail was set Wednesday at $100,000; Perez will have to post $10,000 to be freed.

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