Canine Dax, a Lake County Sheriff’s Department dog, assisted in tracking down an injured man who fled on foot following a high-speed rollover crash in Park City on Sunday.
It was around 6:30 a.m. when the Lake Forest Police Department contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with a dog (named Canine Dax) request Sunday.
Christopher Covelli, Deputy Chief of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, said there was a crash near Route 41 and Old Skokie Road in Park City.
Several times, the vehicle lost control and rolled over while traveling at a high rate of speed.
Following the crash, Covelli said officers believed the driver fled the scene.
They were concerned that the driver might have been injured.
When deputy John Forlenza arrived with Canine Dax, they set out immediately on the trail.
As Dax tracked the driver to an open field, Covelli said he found him hiding in a wooded area.
Despite being injured and intoxicated, the driver was able to walk back to the scene.
Paramedics evaluated the driver and handed him over to Lake Forest police officers.
No charges are believed to have been filed against him.