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CARRIER MILLS: Man arrested on Saline County warrants after high-speed chase

Posted by on Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 7:17 pm.

CARRIER MILLS, Ill. - A chase out of Carrier Mills and into Williamson County reaching speeds at over 100 miles per hour yesterday afternoon ended with a collision and the arrest of a man wanted on multiple warrants in Saline County.

Authorities said the chase began at approximately 4:21 p.m. yesterday afternoon (Sunday, June 11) from the location of a residence in the 800 block of North Main Street in Carrier Mills, when a Ford Explorer being driven by Andrew Derrell Johnson, 31, was spotted by a Mills police officer, who knew Johnson to be wanted on warrants out of Saline County for Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a Felon, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault...and that Johnson was driving on a license that had expired in 2004.

Mills police notified Saline County that the chase was reaching speeds of 100 to 105 mph as Johnson - who was noted talking on the cell phone while driving so fast - sped toward Williamson County. Both Williamson as well as Illinois State Police in DuQuoin were notified of the dangerous situation and were ultimately able to join the officer after the chase ended in Williamson, in a soybean field just off Saraville Road. The chase ended with a collision between the Carrier Mills squad and Johnson's vehicle as Johnson tried to get out of the field.

To add to his ever-increasing number of legal problems, when Johnson was searched subsequent to the collision, authorities found a baggie containing suspected weed, which Johnson admitted was his and was for his personal use.

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