(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, March 2, 2023, at approximately 10:07 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) attempted to stop a vehicle at Lincoln and Jefferson for a traffic violation.
The vehicle fled from officers and drove into a parked car in the 1000 block of W. George. No one was injured. The driver identified as 25-year-old Deandre D. Deal exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
After a brief foot chase officers apprehended Deal and placed him into custody.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a firearm near the driver’s seat.
Deal was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, No FOID, Resisting Police, Obstructing Justice, and Multiple Traffic Offenses.
Deal was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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