Car slams into squad vehicle during traffic stop on Kennedy

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A suspected drunken driver slammed her car into the back of the squad vehicle of an Illinois State Police trooper who was in the middle of a traffic stop early Sunday on the Kennedy Expressway near Bucktown on the North Side.

The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the outbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 near Damen, sending the trooper’s car into the back of the vehicle he had originally pulled over, state police said.

The trooper was not in his car when it was rear-ended and was not hurt, police said.

The 28-year-old woman behind the wheel was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. She was treated and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

An Illinois State Police trooper’s squad car was rear-ended during a Kennedy Expressway traffic stop early Sunday. | Network Video Productions

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