Police chase through two counties ends with Griggsville man arrested near Pleasant Hill

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Jeremy Miller | Photo courtesy of Pike County Sheriff's Department

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. — A high-speed pursuit through two counties ended with a Griggsville man being lodged in the Pike County Jail.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office attempted on Sept. 24 to stop a red Chevrolet truck on State Highway 96 near Howell Hollow in Calhoun County. The truck fled from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at a high rate of speed.  

At 8:02 p.m. on Sept. 24, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Pleasant Hill Police Department assisted the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit as it entered Pike County, Ill. During the pursuit, the driver of the suspected vehicle turned the headlights off and continued to flee.  

The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle struck a guardrail on County Highway 11 north of Pleasant Hill.  

The driver, Jeremy A. Miller, 38, was arrested on charges of:

  • Aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer,
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, 
  • Reckless driving, 
  • Improper lane usage, 
  • Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident,
  • Speeding (more than 40 mph over the limit),
  • Improper lighting and
  • Driving without lights when required.

Miller also was charged in Calhoun County for the offenses of:

  • Aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer,
  • Reckless driving and 
  • Speeding (more than 40 mph over the limit).

The Pleasant Hill Fire Department, the Spring Creek Fire Department and the Pike County Ambulance Service also provided assistance.

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