Officer Connor Mulcahy activated his overhead cruiser lights and yelled for Eldridge to stop. However, Eldridge fled. Speeds reached approximately 101 mph in the area of Kaufman and Powell avenues before Mulcahy ended the pursuit because it placed others at risk, according to the prosecutor.
Shortly after the chase ended, Eldridge crashed and reportedly shattered his ankle, Hayes said.
“He has been sentenced to prison on seven prior occasions,” said Hayes, who praised police, an assistant prosecutor and victim advocate for Eldridge’s conviction. “Due to their efforts, a dangerous, violent felon is off the streets and behind bars.”
Eldridge also was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine, had his driver’s license suspended for the rest of his life and will be on post-release supervision for at least one year.