Watch CBS News

Man Charged With Crashing Into Two Cook County Sheriff's Police Cars On Eisenhower, Attempting To Flee Scene

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A driver struck a Cook County Sheriff's Police squad car as it waited in traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway, forcing it into another squad car in front of it, Illinois State Police say.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. Sunday on the eastbound Eisenhower near Racine Avenue.

The driver then attempted to flee the scene of the crash but was apprehended by responding Cook County Sheriff's police officers.

Both officers in the vehicles that were struck were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The driver in the car that struck the squad cars was not injured.

Police arrested and charged Zaccheus Torry, 42, with driving under the influence, Scott's law and other traffic citations.

The eastbound lanes and ramp to Ashland Avenue were closed for an investigation from 1 a.m. until about 1:30 a.m.

Also From CBS Chicago:

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.