Motorcyclist Clocks 120 mph, Hits Deputy
A north suburban man was charged with aggravated battery to an officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding on Aug. 30, after he ran down a sheriff’s deputy with his bike while trying to avoid a traffic stop, according to police.
25-year-old Gunnar L. Gudmundson was stopped by a deputy Tuesday afternoon after the officer clocked him going over 120 mph on his motorcycle on his speed gun. The deputy caught him on Milwaukee Avenue, just north of Route 137 near Libertyville, police said. When Gudmundson spotted the officer he tried to avoid him by making a U-turn and pulling into a parking lot. When the deputy followed him he got out of the car and attempted to arrest Gudmundson, the motorcyclist hit the deputy knocking the officer to the ground and throwing Gudmundson off of his bike, police said.
Thankfully no serious injuries occurred the deputy sustained an injury to the hand, but was treated quickly at a nearby hospital. Gudmundson is being held on a $50,000 bail. Gudmundson was taken to the Lake County Jail and is charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, a Class 3 felony; aggravated fleeing and eluding, a class 4 felony; speeding, a class A misdemeanor; and several other traffic violations, according to the Libertyville Patch.