Officer Wozniak with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department witnessed a 2007 Hyundai SUV traveling in excess of 90 MPH on U.S. 30 at Iris Road on Thursday, September 21st at about 9:15 in the evening.
The officer attempted to catch up, but the vehicle sped up to speeds over 100 MPH. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near Fir Road and the driver gave false information that he had a driver’s license through another state.
The driver, 19-year-old Mohammad S. Shafi Bin of Chicago eventually admitted that he did not have a permit or license. Shafi Bin was taken to the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle Without ever receiving a Driver’s License and Reckless Driving. He was held on a $100 cash bond.
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