CHICAGO (CBS) — An Uber driver has been charged after hitting and injuring an off-duty Chicago police officer’s vehcile Sunday, police say.
Christian F. Esqueda-Macias, 27, of Midlothian, has been charged with driving under the influence after police say he struck Officer Jamie Gaeta’s vehicle on Sunday on I-94 near 76th Street.
The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Gaeta, 51, is a 20-year member of the police force.
According to Illinois State Police, Esqueda-Macias had no passengers at the time of the crash.
He has previous traffic violations in Cook County, including two speeding violations, improper lane change, disregarding a stop sign and no valid license.
He was also cited for failure to reduce speed, improper lane usage, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driver’s licence not on person.
Uber officials confirmed Esqueda-Macia’s access to the Uber app has been revoked.