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.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
The patient and relative who were in the ambulance were transferred to another ambulance to continue to the hospital.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
There were no reports of injuries from the crash.