Driver arrested after car, foot chase in Williamson County

An arrest was made Thursday afternoon after The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says an alleged car thief led members of law enforcement on a vehicle chase.

Deputies say they were alerted to the stolen car by Carbondale police tracking it via GPS. A deputy tried to pull the car over near Madison Street and 21st Street in Herrin, but the driver refused to stop.

The vehicle led members of law enforcement to Herrin Road, then Weaver Road, before failing to navigate a turn. The vehicle drove through multiple lawns before stopping against a culvert. The driver then ran away. 

Officers from multiple departments aided deputies in a search for the driver, who was found by a Herrin officer and arrested. The driver’s identity was not included in the sheriff’s office’s announcement of the arrest, and the office said it will not release any further details as of Thursday night.

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