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Traffic stop turns into chase in Lee County

Pursuit ends in arrest; Shabbona man jailed

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:24 a.m. CST
Tyler C. Challand

DIXON – A Shabbona man was in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday on seven criminal charges after a Lee County traffic stop early Wednesday turned into a car chase.

Lee County Sheriff John Varga said a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop Tyler C. Challand, 29, when he took off in his car.

A short chase ensued, which led the deputy down a few gravel roads, Varga said, before deputies were able to arrest Challand.

He is charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, obstructing justice, speeding 31 to 39 mph over the speed limit, illegal transport of alcohol, disobeying a stop sign, and driving on a suspended license.

His bond was set at $10,000.

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