ZION (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A woman drove her SUV through a solid wall of a CVS Friday evening after police pulled her over for driving erratically in north suburban Zion.
Nina Allen, 57, of Zion, was the driver of the vehicle and has felony criminal charges pending against her, according to Zion police.
Police were called for a possibly intoxicated woman weaving between lanes on Sheridan Road, Zion Police Chief Steve Dumyahn said. The caller told police the woman nearly drove into a snowbank.
Allen pulled into a CVS parking lot in the 4500 block of Route 173, where police pulled along side at 6:45 p.m. and ordered her out of the vehicle, Dumyahn said.
She refused to leave her vehicle and revved her engine, Dumyahn said. Officers moved out of the way as she rammed a squad car about eight or nine times, hopped a curb and then crashed into the wall of the CVS, Dumyahn said.
Allen did not crash through the wall at first, but rammed the building two more times with the SUV and broke through, leaving her vehicle about 35 feet within the building, Dumyahn said.
Nobody in the CVS was injured, Dumyahn said. The driver was taken with minor injuries to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.
Allen was due to report to Kenosha County Jail Saturday to serve 80 days for a second offense of operating while intoxicated, police said.