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Colp man accused of leading officers on chase

George L Wright (Source: Carbondale PD) George L Wright (Source: Carbondale PD)

A Colp, Illinois man was jailed after a police chase from Jackson County to Union County on Friday.

According to the Carbondale Police Department, an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of East College Street and South Lewis Lane on Jan. 2, 2015.

Police say the driver failed to stop and continued to flee southbound on Giant City Road from Pleasant Hill Road.

The officer followed the vehicle for a short time before terminating the pursuit.

The vehicle was later found traveling south near Route 51 and Makanda Road.

With the help of the Union County Sheriff's Office and the Anna Police Department, the vehicle was stopped in Anna, Illinois.

Police say the driver, George L. Wright Jr., 42, of Colp, Illinois was found to have a suspended driver's license.

Wright was charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, driving with a suspended driver's license, and other miscellaneous traffic offenses.

Wright was taken the Jackson County Jail.

Police say the investigation into this incident is continuing.

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