Illinois State Police have unsealed dash camera video that shows the moment a fleeing suspect led police on a high speed chase back in February 2018. A U.S. Marshal was dragged during the incident.
It all began when Illinois State Police pulled over a black Mazda SUV in Riverton over speeding and suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
After the unidentified state trooper ordered the female driver out of the car, the trooper noticed someone hop into the driver's seat and speed off.
While in pursuit, three law enforcement officers tried to intervene and stop the vehicle, but were unsuccessful. As a result, one U.S. Marshal failed to let go of the fleeing vehicle and was dragged about a half-mile down Prairie School Road in Riverton.
"The authorities were approaching this defendant, Robert Collins, because he had a $200,000 warrant out for his arrest for the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance," said John Milhiser, former Sangamon County State's Attorney.