WAUKEGAN, In poor health. (TOC) — A person who crashed his automotive in unincorporated Waukegan Friday evening is accused of threatening to shoot a driver shortly earlier than the accident, in response to the Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Joseph Ebler, 28 of Seashore Park initially ran away from the scene of the single-vehicle crash that occurred round 10:20 p.m. close to Delaney Rd., simply north of Yorkhouse Rd., police mentioned.
Responding sheriff’s deputies discovered his Ford Mustang, down an embankment, engulfed in flames.
A short while later, they positioned Ebler who was uncooperative. He appeared impaired and sustained minor accidents within the crash, police mentioned.
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Additional investigation revealed Ebler had simply been concerned in a visitors altercation with a 40-year-old Gurnee man close to Wadsworth and Delaney in Wadsworth, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Throughout the altercation, Ebler brandished a pistol and threatened to shoot the person whereas they had been stopped at a stoplight, mentioned police. The sufferer fled in his car however Ebler allegedly adopted him, pulled subsequent to him and pointed the firearm towards him. That is when Ebler misplaced management and crashed, police mentioned.
Based on the sheriff’s workplace, their canine Dax discovered Ebler’s Glock 29 about 150 ft from his car.
Ebler is charged with aggravated illegal use of a weapon, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
He is being held within the Lake County Jail pending his first courtroom listening to.
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