CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police have made an arrest in connection with an accident where two Chicago police officers were injured.
It happened Sunday morning on Chicago’s West Side.READ MORE: At Least 7 People Killed, 45 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
According to CPD, 29-year-old Ryan Briscoe, 29, of Chicago was charged with the following:
Two (2) felony counts – Aggravated DUI/Accident/Bodily Harm
One (1) misdemeanor count – Driving Under Influence of Alcohol
One (1) misdemeanor count – Driving Under Influence of Alcohol – BAC 0.08
One (1) misdemeanor count – Fail to Yield Right of Way to Left
One (1) citation – Improper Left Turn – Two-Way Roadway
One (1) citation – Failure to Reduce Speed
Police say another car smashed into the officers’ squad car in South Austin around 3:30 a.m. The officers were responding to a call of a person with a gun in the 5100 block of West Madison Street.
CPD said “the offender was placed into custody and charged accordingly. No additional information is available at this time.”
Supt. David Brown @ChiefDavidBrown met with the Officers and their families at the hospital. Thankfully, their injuries are non life threatening.
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) June 13, 2021READ MORE: Man On Tracks Fatally Struck By UP-West Metra Train Near Oak Park
The front end of the police car was severely damaged, as was the front end of the civilian’s car.
Both officers were hospitalized but are expected to be OK. The other driver was also hospitalized, but no condition was available.
CPD Supt. David Brown met with the officers at the hospital Sunday morning.
An offender has been charged with an Aggravated DUI that occurred on June 13, 2021, in a traffic accident that injured two #ChicagoPolice Officers in @ChicagoCAPS15. @Area4Detectives. pic.twitter.com/Am6SLLah7j
— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 14, 2021MORE NEWS: Man With Gunshot Wounds Dies After Car Crashes Into House In Golden Gate