RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS) — An off-duty Harvey police officer was arrested for driving drunk early Tuesday after he allegedly crashed into a stationary vehicle in west suburban Riverside.
Riverside police were dispatched to 3300 Harlem Ave. around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday for a two-car accident with no injuries.READ MORE: Tiffany Henyard To Be Sworn In As Dolton's First Woman Mayor
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Joseph Ellison, 35, of Chicago Ridge, was driving his car at a high speed when he struck a motorist waiting at a red light, Riverside police said.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
Ellison and the other driver both pushed their cars off the road before officers arrived.
Ellison allegedly showed signs of intoxication. But he refused to perform sobriety tests or take a breath test, Riverside police said.
The officer was charged with DUI, and was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions and driving with no proof of vehicle insurance.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Saturday Ahead Of Chilly Mother's Day
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.