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Pre-trial release denied for Chicago man accused of leading Naperville police on high-speed chase

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CHICAGO — Pre-trial release has been denied for a Chicago man accused of driving into oncoming traffic while leading police on a high-speed chase.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said 22-year-old Dreshaune Manuel has been charged with with one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and multiple Misdemeanor traffic offenses, including reckless driving.

According to Berlin, the charges stem from Manuel’s alleged role in a high-speed chase involving Naperville police on Wednesday.

Police say Manuel was allegedly spotted by police driving 104 mph in a 45 mph zone, near I-88 and Route 59.

Authorities say when police attempted to stop Manuel’s vehicle, he allegedly continued driving at a high rate of speed while fleeing from officers.

Police say during the pursuit, Manuel allegedly ran a red light at I-88 and Route 59 before he drove into oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes of Route 59.

According to police, Manuel allegedly dodged seven oncoming vehicles before officers cut him off and boxed his vehicle in. He was then taken into custody.

“Fleeing from a lawful traffic stop is both illegal and highly dangerous, putting our officers and other motorists in danger. I’m grateful that no one was injured in this incident, and I’m pleased that we were able to safely arrest and hold this individual accountable for an act he’s allegedly committed twice now in our town,” Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres said in a press release on Thursday afternoon. “Our officers take their responsibilities to keep this city safe seriously. I could not be more pleased with their professionalism and their diligence to hold lawbreakers accountable for their actions. I’m also thankful for the partnership of DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his office in these endeavors.”

Authorities say Manuel is also charged with misdemeanor fleeing and eluding in connection with an incident that allegedly unfolded in Naperville, in April or 2023.

Berlin said Manuel is set to appear in court for arraignment on Monday, March 4.

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