Waukegan Woman Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Crashing

(Zion, IL)  A Waukegan woman is hospitalized, after she reportedly attempted to flee a traffic stop, only to crash her vehicle. Lake County Sheriff’s officials say they initiated a traffic stop near Zion in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, after a vehicle was clocked at over 40 miles an hour over the speed limit. As a deputy was speaking to the driver, she put the vehicle in gear and sped away…only to crash into a tree nearby. That woman, identified as 27-year-old Vanessa Pimentel, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Once released she will face charges of DUI, fleeing and eluding, driving on a revoked license and aggravated speeding…though its likely those charges will be upgraded. Court dates are pending.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (3-1-22)