Police pursuit results in meth arrest

One person was arrested on drug charges following a police pursuit Sunday evening near Waterloo. 

At about 8 p.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Department sergeant was patrolling near Burksville when he observed a silver sedan pass him on Kaskaskia Road near Burkshire Lane traveling at 90 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone.

The sergeant attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding, but the car refused to stop. 

The vehicle continued on LL Road, turning onto Sportsman Road, KK Road across Route 3 to J Road, and eventually making it to Route 156 heading west toward Waterloo. 

Police observed an object – possibly a baggie – thrown from the vehicle at some point during the pursuit, during which there was reported to be no traffic or light traffic with speeds ranging from 45-50 miles per hour. 

As the suspect vehicle continued on Route 156, a Waterloo police officer deployed a set of stop sticks, causing some tires to deflate. The slowed and smoking vehicle turned onto Susewind Lane and came to a stop. 

The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Monroe County Jail. Upon further investigation, a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine was located, police said. 

On Monday, Monroe County State’s Attorney Ryan Webb charged Christopher W. Dunn, 29, of Modoc, with possession of meth and aggravated fleeing/eluding police. 

Judge Chris Hitzemann set Dunn’s bond at $75,000. He remains in custody at the Monroe County Jail.

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