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Bannockburn Police Blotter: High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest

The following arrest information was supplied by the Bannockburn Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Fleeing and Attempt to Elude Police Officer, Possession of Cannabis 

Jason Spera, 29, of Chicago was arrested for fleeing from and attempting to elude police, reckless driving, possession of cannabis and speeding Wednesday, according to Bannockburn Police reports. 

Police heard the “loud roar as a black Dodge Charger” driven by Spera headed east on Half Day near Birchwood Lane at a high rate of speed, according to the report. Police clocked Spera’s car at speeds up to 84 miles per hour in a 40-mile-per-hour construction zone. 

When the officer activated his emergency lights, Spera “made an abrupt right turn” southbound onto Lakewood Drive. 

“I knew that Lakewood Drive split at Bridle Lane and that both were ‘no outlet’ roadways,” the officer wrote in the report. The officer then got assistance from the Deerfield Police department as each checked one of the roads. The Deerfield officer located the Spera and the vehicle. 

After Spera exited the car, police smelled cannabis and found a bag of green leafy substance in the vehicle that appeared to be cannabis. 

Spera was released on his own recognizance and will appear in Lake County Court at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2. 

Felony Driving While License Revoked, Possession of Cannabis 

Timothy Honemann, 54, of Deerfield was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of driving while license revoked, a Class 4 offense, and possession of cannabis, according to Bannockburn Police reports. 

Police spotted Honemann driving his motorcycle northbound on Waukegan Road near Half Day Road when a check with the Illinois Secretary of State records indicated he license was revoked, according to the report. It was later determined the license had been revoked for 11 years. 

After Honemann dismounted from the motorcycle, police smelled cannabis, according to the report. After an assistant Lake County State’s Attorney approved felony charges for a revoked license, police transported Honemann to the Lake County Jail for a bond hearing. 

DUI 

Joshua Weintraub, 22, of Gurnee was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Bannockburn Police reports. 

Police spotted Weintraub swerving and twice hitting the curb as he drove westbound on Half Day road near Waukegan Road before he was stopped, according to the report. After stopping the driver, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol. 

Weintraub failed field sobriety tests, according to the report and tested for a blood alcohol level of .125. He was released on his own recognizance and will appear in Lake County Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 in Waukegan. 

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