Illinois State Police Trooper Injured After Squad Car Struck by Drunk Driver in Chicago

Illinois State Police Trooper Injured After Squad Car Struck by Drunk Driver in Chicago

Illinois State Police District 16 in Chicago area for election protest. Photo by Inventorchris/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

(IOCI RADIO) – Another Illinois State Police squad car was struck Thursday in Chicago, marking the 14th Scott’s Law-related crash this year.

The squad car was pulled over with lights flashing when a drunk driver smashed into it, injuring the trooper inside.

“This continues to be a problem,” Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Joey Watson said. He reminded that Scott’s Law doesn’t just apply to police vehicles.

Scott’s Law requires drivers to slow down and move over if possible when passing a stopped vehicle with flashing lights. Violators face a fine of at least $250 and could lose their license if they hurt someone.