Driver Evades Gate of Naval Station Great Lakes

The driver was injured, arrested, and transported to Lake Forest Hospital

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    Scott Lasker, Network Video Productions

    A police chase that began in Highland Park late Thursday ended inside the gate of Naval Station Great Lakes, police said.

    The driver was in custody at Lake Forest Hospital early Friday.

    Police in Highland Park said their pursuit of the driver of a black Toyota Camry began at about 11 p.m. Thursday. The chase was later handed off to authorities in Lake Bluff.

    John Sheppard, a spokesman for Naval Station Great Lakes, said the driver of the Camry evaded Lake Bluff police and drove through the naval station's main gate "at a high rate of speed."

    "Navy Security Forces joined pursuit assisted by officers from the Lake Bluff Police Department. Four small arms shots were fired at the vehicle by Navy Security in an unsuccessful attempt to disable the vehicle. Two Navy Security Force vehicles were successfully used as a blockade, and the suspect collided with the two vehicles," Sheppard wrote in an email received by NBC Chicago.

    The driver was injured, arrested, and transported to Lake Forest Hospital.

    Police in Lake Bluff cited the driver for evading law enforcement.

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