Semi Driver Leads Law Enforcement on Chase Through Williamson, Franklin Counties

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JOHNSTON CITY РA truck driver was arrested Tuesday after leading law enforcement in Southern Illinois on a chase following a hit and run.

According to officials, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the semi struck another semi in Johnston City. A Johnston City officer attempted to stop the semi, but it left the scene.

The officer tried to stop the semi at the Williamson-Franklin County line, but the semi continued north on Route 37 going 30 to 50 mph toward West Frankfort where police there blocked the Illinois 148 intersection.

The semi was able to get through the intersection and drove on to where it was eventually stopped in Benton by police and the driver taken into custody.