Illinois man involved in high speed chase sentenced in Union Co. Circuit Court

A 19 year old man indicted by the grand jury in October 2016 on multiple charges in connection to a high speed chase from Union County into southern Illinois has been sentenced in Union County Circuit Court.

Court documents show that Nicholas D. Page of Enfield, Illinois was sentenced by Union County Circuit Court Judge Rene’ Williams to imprisonment for a maximum of three years for each count of fleeing or evading police first degree in a motor vehicle, two counts; three years for each count of first degree wanton endangerment, two counts; $50.00 fine for failure to illuminate head lamps; $100.00 fine, $165.00 court costs and twelve months license suspended for speeding 26 mph over/greater; $50.00 fine for reckless driving; $50.00 for disregarding traffic control device, traffic light; $50.00 fine for improper stopping at flashing red light; all time to run concurrent for a total sentence of three years.

According to court documents, Page appeared in court with his attorney, David Curlin, and withdrew his plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty on November 1, 2016. Curlin also filed a written request and waiver on behalf of Page to proceed with sentencing.

As reported previously by WMSK News, the charges stem from a high speed chase in June 2016 involving the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Morganfield Police Department that started when Officer Eric McCallister tried to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Page in front of the Union County Shopping Center, but authorities reported Page fled and led them on a pursuit that reached speeds of 105 mph into Gallatin County, Illinois where he ditched the vehicle in a cornfield and fled from police.

Page is lodged in the Union County Detention Center.


(Mugshot: Union Co. Detention Center)

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