UPDATE: Man in High-Speed Pursuit to Face Charges
Charges include fleeing and eluding and drunken driving.
This story was originally published March 24.
Editor's note: There's some foul language briefly used in the dashcam video.
The 20-year-old Lakewood man charged with fleeing and eluding, and drunken driving — after leading Lakewood police on a high-speed 5-mile chase through the western suburbs last week — is set to appear in court.
Mark Olszewski, faces two first-degree misdemeanor charges, fleeing and eluding and drunken driving (and two minor minor misdemeanors) after he led police on a high-speed chase last Tuesday.
He's set to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court next Monday.
The entire chase was caught on a dashcam video in a Lakewood police cruiser.
According to Lakewood police chief Timothy Malley, the case began when officers attempted a routine traffic stop near the intersection of W. 117th Street and Berea Road.
With speeds reaching 60 mph, the man drove eratically through, Lakewood, Cleveland, Rocky River and Fairview Park.
Just before the Westgate Mall, officers set up "spike strips" in the road aimed at flattening the vehicle's tires.
The chase ended on W. 210th Street in Fairview Park at around 5:15 a.m.
"Nobody was injured and (there was) no property damage," Malley said.