CHICAGO (CBS) — A driver struck a Cook County Sheriff’s Police squad car as it waited in traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway, forcing it into another squad car in front of it, Illinois State Police say.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. Sunday on the eastbound Eisenhower near Racine Avenue.READ MORE: Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In Lakeview; Police Patrols Increased Along Southport Avenue
The driver then attempted to flee the scene of the crash but was apprehended by responding Cook County Sheriff’s police officers.
Both officers in the vehicles that were struck were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The driver in the car that struck the squad cars was not injured.READ MORE: Some Parents Not Pleased As Kids Are Required To Wear Masks During Outdoor Recess At Jonathan Burr Elementary School In Wicker Park
Police arrested and charged Zaccheus Torry, 42, with driving under the influence, Scott’s law and other traffic citations.
The eastbound lanes and ramp to Ashland Avenue were closed for an investigation from 1 a.m. until about 1:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: North Halsted Street Mainstay Yoshi's Café Set To Close This Month After Nearly 40 Years In Business
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