MOTORCYCLE RIDER CLOCKED AT 121 MPH, HITS DEPUTY: POLICE
A north suburban man caught on radar doing over 120 mph on his motorcycle made things worse by running down a sheriff ’s deputy while trying to avoid a traffic stop, according to police.
Gunnar L. Gudmundson, 25, was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, and aggravated fleeing and eluding, both felonies, according to the Lake County sheriff ’s office.
About 2: 30 p. m. Tuesday, a deputy saw a motorcycle going at a high rate of speed on Milwaukee Avenue just north of Illinois 137 near Libertyville, police said. His radar gun caught the bike going 121 mph.
Gudmundson tried to avoid the deputy by making a U- turn and pulling into a business parking lot at Illinois 137 and Bell Lane. The deputy followed, got out of his car and tried to arrest Gudmundson, but he “started his motorcycle and accelerated, striking the deputy,” police said.
The deputy was knocked to the ground, and Gudmundson fell off the bike, police said. He ran but was chased down and caught by the deputy with the help of a Samaritan, police said.
The deputy suffered a hand injury and was treated at a local hospital. Gudmundson, of Gurnee, was held on $ 50,000 bond.
Gunnar L. Gudmundson