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La Salle driver flown to Peoria after leading police on a chase

Posted by wlpo on September 14, 2015

A police chase that started in Peru ended in La Salle when the man police were after crashed into a tree.

According to the Peru Police Department, they tried pulling over Jonathan Sluder of La Salle late Saturday night on Shooting Park Road. He’s accused of speeding away, going sometimes 70 in a 30 mile-per-hour zone. The chase eventually went into La Salle where Sluder crashed into a tree along Creve Couer Street.

He was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria where he’s listed in fair condition. Sluder was arrested for DUI, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding police, speeding and driving uninsured.

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