A Chicago man has received several citations, including misdemeanor DUI, in connection with a Saturday night accident on the South Side in which two police officers were injured after a car crashed into the back of their squad car, authorities said.
A sedan crashed into the rear of an unmarked squad car about 8:40 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Western Avenue in the
Two injured officers were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where their conditions were stabilized, Alfaro said.
The driver of the sedan was also taken to Advocate Christ, where his condition was stabilized.
The driver, Christopher Slotwinski, 47, of the 2900 block of West 55th Street, has been cited with reckless driving, having no insurance, speeding too fast for conditions, misdemeanor DUI and driving on a suspended license, News Affairs Officer Lauras Kubiak said Sunday morning.
The initial investigation suggested the sedan driver had been traveling at a high rate of speed and that alcohol may have been involved, Alfaro had said earlier. The driver was taken into police custody.
Debris remained strewn across Western long after the crash, as police blocked traffic and guarded the scene.
A dark-colored SUV with extensive front and rear damage remained on the east curb of Western, completely off the road. At least one airbag had deployed inside the vehicle.
Police did not immediately confirm that the involved car was an unmarked vehicle.
Nearby, a four-door red sedan also appeared to have sustained extensive front-end damage.
A lone headlight remained in the road about half a block away from both vehicles.