Woman Charged with Leading Police on 120 mph High-Speed Chase

By T.C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

March 10, 2023

NAPERVILLE, IL – A Sleepy Hollow woman has been charged with leading police on a high-speed chase in Naperville on March 7.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced Thursday that Tianna Bryson, 23, of the 800 block of Hemlock Drive, Sleepy Hollow, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.  Bryson has also been charged with multiple misdemeanors and petty traffic offenses.   

According to prosecutors, on March 7, at approximately 12:27 pm, an Illinois State Trooper allegedly observed Bryson’s 2016 Volkswagen Jetta traveling 107 mph in a 60-mph zone westbound on I-88 in Naperville.  In performing a traffic stop, it is alleged that Bryson fled the scene at a high rate of speed as the trooper walked toward her vehicle.  As the trooper pursued Bryson, it is alleged that she reached speeds of 120 mph and placed other drivers in danger by weaving in and out of traffic.  For safety reasons, the trooper terminated the chase.  Through further investigation, Bryson was identified as the driver of the vehicle.  Bryson turn herself in to authorities later that evening.

“The surge in recent months of motorists fleeing from police is of great concern as this type of behavior is extremely dangerous and poses a threat not only to the driver, but also puts the police officers involved and motoring public at great risk.  Thankfully, no innocent motorists or bystanders were injured or worse as a result of Ms. Bryson’s alleged actions. The message is simple, if you hear sirens and see flashing lights behind you, pull over. Leading police on a high-speed chase is not the answer and will only make matters worse.” Berlin said in a statement.

A $25,000 bond has been set for Bryson.