Man charged with injuring officer during police chase

CHICAGO -- A Galewood man is being charged with several felonies after he allegedly drove off during a traffic stop and led officers on a chase down I-290 before crashing his vehicle in Maywood early Saturday, injuring a CPD officer in the process.

According to police, officers pulled over 22-year-old Kerry Holoman near the 600 block of S. Kostner Ave. around 1:30 a.m. for allegedly committing a traffic violation nearby. After refusing to provide his license or proof of insurance, police say, Holoman took off in his car, driving onto a nearby sidewalk and running over an officer's left foot in the process.

Holoman then led police in a pursuit westbound down I-290 until he attempted to exit at 16th St. in Maywood and struck a light pole. After a brief foot pursuit, officers took him into custody, and say they found he was carrying a loaded handgun.

The Chicago police officer suffered swelling and bruising of his left foot, but was treated and released at Rush Hospital.

Holoman was charged with several felonies, included Aggavated Fleeing, Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, in addition to several traffic citations and misdemeanors.