ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say 21-year-old Brandon Tweed hit speeds of 70 mph down Auburn Street in a pursuit Tuesday night. Police say Tweed eventually bailed out, and officers discovered a 2-year-old child in the back seat of his car.
According to the police, at 7:13 p.m., two Rockford officers spotted a maroon Kia Sorento at the On the Way gas station, at 2627 Auburn Street, and recognized the car as one which had fled from them early the same morning.
Officers say they waited until Tweed left the parking lot, headed westbound on Auburn, when they tried to pull him over.
Police say Tweed accelerated up to 70 mph trying to flee from them, when he ran across stop sticks officers left in his path at Auburn and Day Avenue, which blew out the car’s front and back driver’s side tires.
Tweed kept the car going south on Springfield Avenue, then turned into Doris Avenue where he bailed out and ran.
Police were able to chase him down and arrest him, according to authorities.
It was then that officers found the 2-year-old inside his child restraint in the rear passenger seat.
Tweed was charged with Aggravated Fleeing from Police, Aggravated Fleeing Causing Bodily Injury (one of the officers cut his hand while deploying the stop sticks, police said), Child Endangerment, Resisting a Police Officer.
He was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.
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