Kane County

Kane County Deputies Arrest Man After He Fled Scene of Crash

The man allegedly fled the scene and nearly struck an officer with his car

A 63-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after he allegedly left the scene of a hit-and-run crash and tried to evade police on Thursday night.

Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a hit-and-run crash on Thursday evening at the intersection of McGough Road and Middleton Road in unincorporated Burlington Township, according to authorities. Officers say that a Ford Mustang, which they say was driven by Maple Park resident Jack Dolder, struck a street sign and fled the area without stopping.

A short time later, police found the vehicle in a parking lot on Route 64 near Peplow Road in Virgil. A deputy arrived on the scene and began to speak with the driver, but as he was speaking, the driver backed the vehicle up quickly, nearly hitting the deputy. The vehicle then drove off and failed to stop when it was pursued by officers.

Police then terminated the pursuit when Dolder began to speed up. After other deputies found the vehicle, a brief pursuit followed, but the driver stopped on Middleton Road near Peplow Road, according to police.

When deputies tried to tell the man to get out of the car, he refused and had to be physically removed from the vehicle. During the ensuing confrontation, the driver was tased by police.

Police say that Dolder is facing a raft of charges, including aggravated assault, aggravated fleeing of a police officer, and driving under the influence. He also was cited for reckless driving, among other charges.

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