Freeport man tries to run girlfriend off the road, police say

Courtesy: Freeport Police Department
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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Freeport man is accused of chasing his girlfriend's car and trying to run her off the road.

Stanford Jarrells, 42, was arrested Thursday morning after the alleged chase.

A Freeport police officer was flagged down by a person who said a red and white SUV was chasing a silver vehicle near West Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard.

Officers found the suspected SUV in the area of Avon Street and James Avenue. Police say Jarrells tailgating his girlfriend’s vehicle in an attempt to run her off the road.

Police later determined Jarrells’ driver’s license had been suspended since June 2011 for DUI. He was also previously convicted of driving on a suspended license.

Jarrells was charged with driving while license suspended, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct.

He is being held at the Stephenson County Jail and is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.