HANOVER TOWNSHIP | Charges are expected to be filed against a 34-year-old Lowell man after he led Lake County Sheriff's Department on a high-speed chase along rural roads and through a cornfield Saturday afternoon.
The incident began around 3 p.m. when the man was pulled over by police on 135th Avenue, just west of Wicker Avenue, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Patti Van Til.
The man was towing a junk vehicle by a tow strap.
When police went to run a check on the man, he jumped in his vehicle and drove away, Van Til said. The man was wanted on a warrant.
He allegedly led police along various streets in the area and finally drove into a cornfield west of 133rd Avenue and Calumet. The chase ended when he drove out of the cornfield and into Illinois, Van Til said. He caused approximately $4,000 in damages to the cornfield, according to reports.
The man was identified, Van Til said, and has agreed to turn himself in. He will be charged with resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and being a habitual traffic offender, authorities said.