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Off-Duty CTA Worker Suspected Of DUI In Crash With Ambulance

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An off-duty CTA worker driving a pickup truck crashed into an ambulance in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on March 21, 2013. The CTA worker was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. (Credit: CBS)

An off-duty CTA worker driving a pickup truck crashed into an ambulance in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on March 21, 2013. The CTA worker was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – An off-duty CTA employee was arrested in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight, on suspicion of drunk driving, after crashing into an ambulance carrying a patient to the hospital.

Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a Chicago Fire Department ambulance was transporting a patient and a family member to the University of Illinois Medical Center, when it was hit by a pickup truck at Garfield Boulevard and Ashland Avenue.

The driver of the pickup, an off-duty CTA worker, was given a field sobriety test, then taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The patient and relative who were in the ambulance were transferred to another ambulance to continue to the hospital.

There were no reports of injuries from the crash.

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