One of the chases left an Earlville officer with broken vertebrae. The suspect in another pursuit took a shank to a jail nurse and two guards. During the latest high-speed chase, police said the driver steered right at a cop.
La Salle County State’s Attorney Todd Martin has been on the job less than six months and already he’s fed up with the volume of police pursuits and the resulting injuries to the county’s sworn officers. His advice: If pulled over, think hard before hitting the gas.