The indicted Lake County Sheriff denies allegations and blames rival politicians

LAKE COUNTY, Ill. A Lake County sheriff was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of opposing law enforcement and reckless driving.

Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. denies the allegations.

The law enforcer claims they were started by a rival politician he did not name.

Martinez is accused of fleeing a Crown Point officer who tried to stop him on September 18. He is also accused of driving recklessly at speeds that were dangerous to others.

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Martinez will not be arrested. However, he will be summoned to appear at a future date.

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