An off-again, on-again pursuit ended today when Oak Brook police nabbed a Gilberts man who officials say had been on the run -- at moderate speeds -- for nine hours.
The pursuit began about 5:30 p.m. Thursday near Springfield, where an Illinois State Police trooper noticed the taillights on a Dodge Neon weren't working, said Lt. Luis Gutierrez, a state police spokesman.
The trooper tried to make a traffic stop but the Neon, which turned out to have been stolen, kept going. It was not speeding and state troopers do not chase drivers for minor crimes, so the trooper noted the license number and let it go, Gutierrez said.
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