Driver given jail time in 100 mph police chase
WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation for a police chase last month in which he drove more than 100 mph in a red Jaguar, prosecutors said.
Koby R. J. Braskett, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude police.
On Aug. 8, a deputy with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop Braskett on the east side of Wonder Lake.
Assistant State’s Attorney Carlene Kay said Braskett accelerated to more than 100 mph in a 35 mph zone in an attempt to flee because he had more than 300 grams of marijuana, which he had just bought.
Bull Valley police saw the vehicle on Ridge Road north of Bull Valley Road and initiated a pursuit.
Braskett crashed the car in the 7600 block of Bull Valley Road and fled on foot. He was captured near Draper Road about 15 minutes later.
Braskett also must complete 30 hours of community service and eight hours of traffic safety school. He was ordered to pay $1,250 in fines.
As part of the plea accepted by McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, a misdemeanor charge against Braskett for allegedly stealing several items from the Walmart store in Johnsburg, including Febreze car freshener, was dropped.