MO­TOR­CY­CLE RIDER CLOCKED AT 121 MPH, HITS DEPUTY: PO­LICE

Chicago Sun-Times - - METRO BEAT - Jeff Mayes

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

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