Driver in custody after crash that injured CPD officer in Englewood

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Charges were pending against the driver in a crash that left him and a Chicago Police officer injured early Saturday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Officers were conducting a traffic stop at 1:29 a.m. in the 300 block of West 71st Street when a Dodge Durango struck the rear of their squad car, pinning one of them between the two vehicles, according to Chicago Police.

The officer suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. He has since been released.

The 36-year-old man driving the Durango was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Police said alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash. The driver was in police custody, and charges against him were pending Saturday.

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