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Police Reports

Burlington Twp. man charged with trying to elude police

Driver nearly hit deputy with car during traffic stop

Jack Dolder was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony aggravated fleeing, among other charges
Jack Dolder was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony aggravated fleeing, among other charges

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP – A 63-year-old Maple Park man who was charged with felony aggravated assault resisted being removed from his vehicle, forcing sheriff’s deputies to use a taser to get him out, according to a news release.

Jack Dolder, of the 49W900 block of Beith Road, Maple Park, was also charged May 16 with felony aggravated fleeing a police officer exceeding 21 miles an hour over the speed limit; aggravated fleeing of a police officer causing more than $300 in property damage; resisting a police officer; driving under the influence; driving with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent; illegal transportation of alcohol; speeding more than 25 miles an hour over the limit; disobeying a stop sign twice; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and reckless driving, according to the release.

The felony charges are punishable by one to five years in prison and fines of up to $25,000, if convicted.

According to the release, deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash on McGough Road near Middleton Road in Burlington Township.

A witness reported that a Ford Mustang had struck a street sign but left without stopping, but it had eventually parked in a lot on Route 64 near Peplow Road in Virgil, the release stated.

As a deputy was speaking with the driver, identified as Dolder, he quickly backed up the car almost striking the deputy and then drove off, the release stated.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but Dolder refused to pull over and continued to speed up in an attempt to elude the deputy, the release stated.

The deputy terminated his pursuit, eventually locating Dolder’s Mustang in the area, the release stated.

The deputy again tried to stop the vehicle but the driver again refused to stop and entered a construction zone on Middleton Road near Peplow Road, the release stated.

The vehicle eventually stopped, but the driver refused verbal commands to exit the vehicle, the release stated.

Deputies attempted to remove Dolder physically from the vehicle, but he continued resist efforts to take him into custody, the release stated. 

After a deputy Tased the driver, they were then able to remove him from the vehicle and take him into custody. 

Dolder is being held in the Kane County jail on $75,000 bond. He would need to post bail of $7,500 or 10 percent of the bond that was set.

His next court date is May 31.

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