Man Fled Police Car Crash Scene, Cops Say
Chaunte had to be "forcibly removed" from his vehicle when police finally caught up with him, Joliet Cmdr. Rich Demick said.
A Joliet man who thought it wiser to keep on driving than to stop after hitting a police car is now sitting in Will County jail, Joliet police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.
Chaunte L. Nunn, 37, 7721 S. Woodward, Joliet, is accused of striking a Joliet police car while it was parked at Nicholson and Oneida streets at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Demick said. While the car was unmarked, a mobile light on the car's roof was activated and flashing, he said.
Nunn didn't get but a few blocks before the tactical officers caught up with him in the 200 block of Center Street. And even then, Demick said, he had to be "forcibly removed from his vehicle."
Nunn was cited for numerous traffic violations, and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear at a court hearing, Demick said.
That warrant was issued in connection with a 2009 case in which Nunn was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence, driving on a revoked/suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle and other traffic infractions.