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Police: Cops chased after Joliet man who didn't pull over

Thomas C. Liccardi, 46, Joliet
Thomas C. Liccardi, 46, Joliet

A Joliet man who was wanted on two warrants for failing to appear in court was arrested after he tried to flee from officers in his car, police said.

About 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12, officers were in the area of Collins and Jackson streets when they encountered Thomas C. Liccardi, 46, of Joliet, who was wanted on active warrants for his arrest, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said in an email.

In the past two years, Liccardi pleaded guilty to disregarding a traffic light and driving on a suspended license in two separate cases.

On Oct. 19, a warrant was issued for his arrest in both cases when he failed to appear in court on a prosecution motion to revoke his court supervision.

Botzum said the officers turned on their emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop on Liccardi’s vehicle near Jackson Street and Parks Avenue.

Liccardi refused to to stop and the officers gave chase, Botzum said.

While Liccardi was driving away from the officers, he committed several traffic violations before he was pulled over on Elwood Avenue near Abe Street, Botzum said.

Liccardi was taken into custody without incident, Botzum said.

Liccardi was charged with failure to obey a police police officer, fleeing, improper turn signal, disregarding a stop sign, improper traffic lane use, driving on a suspended license and aggravated fleeing, according to court records.

Liccardi was booked into the Will County jail after his arrest.

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