For the third time this year, a Peoria man faces charges after he was arrested following a police chase.
Brian K. Bearce, 37, was spotted by a Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputy just after midnight Sunday. The deputy recognized Bearce for his outstanding traffic and felony warrants during an attempted traffic stop at Derby and 14th Street in Pekin.
Police said Bearce refused to pull over. During the pursuit, police said Bearce pointed a handgun out his vehicle window at a deputy. The chase ended when Bearce struck a vehicle at Sheridan and 8th.