Waverly man in custody after allegedly leading police on high-speed chase

By Gary Scott on December 31, 2014 at 12:45pm

Thirty-one-year-old Adam Probst was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for aggravated fleeing or eluding police, DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of cannabis, and speeding.

Waverly Police Chief Dave Searcy says an officer saw Probst run through a stop sign in a black SUV at around 9 a.m. in Waverly. When he attempted to make a stop, the vehicle allegedly ran into several more stop signs at speeds of 70 miles per hour.

Searcy says Probst then headed into Sangamon County, with the officer continuing pursuit. He apparently stopped on his own and was arrested without further incident. A Morgan County Deputy was called for backup, but did not participate in the chase, Searcy says.

Probst remains in custody.