Justin G. Kuehl

Justin G. Kuehl

A police chase that started in the Peoria, Illinois ended Friday in Edwards county. After leading police on a chase that covered more than 200 miles, Justin G. Kuehl, 43 of Baraboo, Wisconsin is behind bars on multiple charges including auto theft.

Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe said Kuehl entered Edwards County from Richland County traveling on Illinois Route 130 with two Richland County Sheriff's Deputies in pursuit. Edwards County Sheriff's Deputies Harvey Fenton and Gary Ivy joined the pursuit in northern Edwards County along with a West Salem police officer.

As the pursuit continued southbound at speeds in excess of 90 mph, Wabash County K-9 Deputy Keagan Bogard heard the radio traffic about the chase and drove into Albion, deploying stop sticks at the intersection of Routes 130 and 15. “Kuehl drove over the stop sticks and punctured some of the tires on the vehicle,” said Sheriff Darby Boewe.

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