Forklift in low-speed police pursuit

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- 7 Sep 2023 ( #1144 ) - Macon County, ILL, United States
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Macon County Sheriff Jim Root
Macon County Sheriff Jim Root

A 41-year-old man has been charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding after leading police on a 90-minute low speed chase in a forklift in Illinois, WBBM Newsradio reports.

Macon County’s Sheriff Jim Root called the chase “one for the record books” because it was the first time the county’s deputies had chased a forklift, although they had pursued golf carts in the past.

The police chase, which lasted for almost 90 minutes, covered a distance of 10 miles (16 km) from Warrensburg to Decatur, according to the news report.

The chase ended when the forklift driver finally stopped in the carpark of a Caterpillar plant.

He was arrested and charged with numerous traffic violations, as well as aggravated fleeing.

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