Chase, Crash In Pekin Leads To Arrest

A Pekin man faces a DUI charge after allegedly leading police on a car chase before crashing his vehicle.

Pekin police say Thomas Wegner, 19, drove away from officers during a traffic stop around 10:00 p.m. Friday. A vehicle pursuit ensued before Wegner crashed his vehicle at 8th and Court Streets.

Scanner traffic captured and posted on You Tube indicated Wegner allegedly nearly ran over one of the officers as he drove away and later nearly collided with a squad car head on during the chase.

Wegner was taken to Pekin Hospital as a precaution, but police say he was not harmed. No officers were injured.

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