Wild Bourbonnais Chase: Kankakee Man’s High-Speed Drama Leads to Accident, Neighborhood Search


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BOURBONNAIS, IL – A seemingly routine evening turned into a heart-pounding drama as a Kankakee man, Joseph A. Gull III, 36, faced a high-speed chase with Bourbonnais police that culminated in an accident and an escape into Prairie Harbor Subdivision.

The incident, unfolding on Tuesday night, has left Gull with a laundry list of serious charges that underscore the gravity of his actions.

The adrenaline-fueled episode began around 9:30 p.m. when vigilant Bourbonnais officers spotted Gull’s car hurtling northbound on Convent at a jaw-dropping 76 mph in a 30 mph zone. Attempting to enforce the law, officers initiated a pursuit, but shockingly, Gull reportedly ignored a stoplight at the intersection of Convent and Larry Power Road, prompting the police to terminate the chase, prioritizing safety over pursuit.

Unfortunately, the situation took a turn for the worse. Gull’s vehicle collided with another car at the intersection of Convent and Burns Road shortly after the chase was called off. The crash resulted in injuries, but instead of rendering aid, Gull made a daring escape on foot into nearby Prairie Harbor Subdivision, triggering a manhunt by local law enforcement.

The relentless efforts of Bourbonnais police eventually paid off, leading to Gull’s capture a short time later. However, his troubles were far from over. He now faces a slew of grave charges, each one emphasizing the severity of his reckless actions:

Gull is now facing charges including Reckless Driving, Speeding 35+ MPH Over Limit, Failure to Give Information/Render Aid/Injury, Accident Involving Injury/Death, Aggravated Fleeing with 2+ Con Devices, Aggravated Fleeing with Damage > $300 Property, Aggravated Fleeing with Damage > $300 Property, Aggravated Fleeing with Bodily Injury, and Aggravated DUI with No Valid Insurance.

No information has been released involving the driver of the other vehicle.


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