A Chicago man who allegedly ran a red light aboard his moped led police on a brief chase during which he twice fell off his vehicle, according to court documents.
Gregory Heller, 28, of the 5800 block of Lincoln Avenue, faces charges that include aggravated fleeing, resisting a police officer and driving under the influence. In bond court on Monday, he was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Heller allegedly ran a red light Aug. 31 at Lincoln and Francisco avenues, according to court documents. With police in pursuit, Heller drove his silver moped through a Walgreen’s parking lot before hitting a curb in the 6000 block of Francisco Avenue and falling off, according to the documents.
Officers ran toward Heller but as they neared, he got back on the cycle and accelerated the throttle just as an officer grabbed both him and the rear tire of the moped, according to documents. The spinning tire burned the officer’s left hand and wrist.
Heller fell off the bike again and was arrested.
Heller, who had abrasions on his knees, and the injured officer were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where Heller told a doctor he had “two or three drinks,” according to the documents.
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