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Flossmoor police are looking for a man who drove away following a traffic stop earlier this month and was clocked at speeds up to 114 mph as an officer chased him down Cicero Avenue.

The man, identified as a 23-year-old from Country Club Hills, faces charges of speeding, reckless driving, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding police, a felony, said Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter.

At 11:50 p.m. on July 1, according to a police report, a Flossmoor officer observed a silver 2010 Porsche SUV traveling northbound at 70 mph in the 18900 block of Crawford Avenue. The posted speed on that stretch of road is 45 mph.

The officer followed the vehicle and turned on his emergency lights as the two cars approached Flossmoor Road. The driver of the Porsche turned left onto westbound Flossmoor Road and stopped, the report states.

Approaching the SUV, the officer could detect a strong smell of cannabis from the vehicle and saw that there were four other passengers, two men and two women.

When the officer asked for a license and insurance card, the driver said he had neither. But he told the officer his name and date of birth, which he said was in May 1992. The officer went back to his squad and ran a check on the driver using the name he’d been given.

The search showed that the man has a Country Club Hills address and a different 1992 birthday. A picture from the Secretary of State’s office matched the man in the car “perfectly,” the officer said in the report.

A check of the vehicle showed that it was registered to a Richton Park man. Kamleiter said the Porsche had not been reported stolen.

The officer then returned to the SUV to tell the driver about the tickets he was about to receive. At that point, according to the report, the man took off down Flossmoor Road. The officer pursued the westbound SUV, clocking it at speeds up to 111 mph.

 At Cicero, the driver turned south, the chase continuing at speeds greater than 110 mph.

South of Vollmer Road, the driver turned west into a Matteson subdivision. The SUV continued moving at life-threatening speeds on residential streets, the report states.

The officer said he then decided to terminate the pursuit due to the safety factor and also because he had the driver’s ID. The information was posted at the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) and the Matteson and Richton Park police departments were also notified about the incident.

Kamleiter said the man has not yet been found.

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