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Cobden man arrested after leading officers on a chase


A Cobden man is behind bars after police say he lead them on a chase while driving under the influence.

According to Carbondale Police, an officer noticed a car driving without headlights on south on Route 51 near Pleasant Hill Road just after 1 Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the car was also weaving in and out of traffic lanes.

Officers tried to stop the car on Route 51, but the driver reportedly kept driving toward Union County.

Carbondale officers and a trooper with Illinois State Police started a low speed chase.

The car finally stopped in Union County after a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Department put out spike strips.

58-year-old Eliseo Carmona was arrested on several charges including aggravated DUI, fleeing to elude police officers, and for not having valid insurance.

Carmona is being held in the Jackson County Jail.

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