DUI offender tries to flee police

By on May 11, 2010

ELBURN—Local police pursued a driver through residential streets off Route 47 in Elburn Saturday for several minutes before arresting him for driving under the influence of alcohol, attempting to elude police, and several other offenses.

The chase started after Elburn police checked on a 2000 GMC van at 1:30 a.m. that was stopped on Route 47 north of Hughes Road. At that time, police approached the driver, Daniel E. Minor, 44, of the 1200 block of Twelfth Street in Bloomington, Ill. When Minor opened the driver’s door, a beer bottle fell out of the vehicle. Minor then drove away from the officer, fleeing north on Route 47 toward downtown Elburn. Elburn officers were assisted by Kane County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

Police pursued Minor through streets both east and west of Route 47, south of the railroad tracks. The pursuit then continued south on Route 47 and ended when Minor stopped south of Main Street Road and surrendered to police.

Minor was transported to Elburn Police Department, where he refused to submit to an alcohol breath test. Minor was charged with DUI, driving while his license was revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, disobeying a stop sign, aggravated fleeing to elude police (a felony), aggravated DUI (a felony), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.