A bond was set Tuesday morning for a Schaumburg woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 290 on Super Bowl Sunday after a domestic dispute in west suburban Villa Park.
On Sunday, around 11:26 p.m., Villa Park police responded to the InTown Suites parking lot at 350 E. Roosevelt Road for a report of a domestic disturbance in a van.
When officers arrived, they approached Victoria Nee, 32, and an unidentified man in the van and tapped on the window. Nee allegedly put the van in drive and fled the scene at that point.
According to officials, the officers pursued the van eastbound on I-290. The van was capable of reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.
The van eventually broke down near the 5900 block of South Mayfield in Chicago, at which point Nee and the unidentified man allegedly fled on foot but were apprehended.
Officers say they found multiple credit cards and other forms of identification belonging to other people in Nee’s possession when they searched the van.
“In recent months we have seen an alarming increase of cases involving defendants fleeing from police,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “This type conduct is extremely dangerous and puts not only the driver at risk, but also puts the police officers involved and general public at great risk.”
“The Villa Police officers made a great decision to pursue the subject based on the information known to them at the time” Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Rivas said. “The call came out as a domestic and once the subject took off on the officers, the officers were not sure if there was anyone held against their will in a kidnapping situation.”
The bond for Nee was set at $25,000. Her next court appearance is on March 20, 2023.
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