Police chase ends in crash in Oakbrook Terrace

SHARE Police chase ends in crash in Oakbrook Terrace
SHARE Police chase ends in crash in Oakbrook Terrace

A police chase that began in Hillside continued through the western suburbs until it ended in a crash Monday in Oakbrook Terrace.

The 35-year-old man was wanted on a domestic battery warrant out of Westmont, Hillside Police Chief Joe Lukaszek said. He had previously made threats against police officers.

Hillside police spotted the wanted blue pickup and the driver yelling out his window at passing motorists about 11:45 a.m., Lukaszek said.

The officers began pursuing the suspect down Hillside side streets to a train station in Berkeley, where they got out of their squad cars and approached the man, telling him he was under arrest, Lukaszek said.

The suspect tried to run over one of the officers, who fired his weapon, striking the man’s vehicle, Lukaszek said.

The chase continued into Oakbrook Terrace down Butterfield Road, where the suspect tried to run over an Oakbrook Terrace police officer, Lukaszek said.

He then continued from Butterfield down Midwest Road to 22nd Street, where he crashed into the rear of another vehicle and was taken into custody just after noon.

“He’s continuing to make threats against police while he’s in lockup,” Lukaszek said.

None of the officers involved in the chase were seriously hurt.

Charges are pending against the man Monday afternoon.

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