CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were injured when their SUV was hit by another vehicle in the Lakeview neighborhood.
The SUV was traveling on Belmont, when authorities say a Honda Civic blew through a red light and hit their police SUV.
The officer’s vehicle then hit a third car. Both officers are in stable condition.
The driver of the Civic was taken to the hospital for observation, and the driver of the third car refused medical treatment.
Police shared a video of the accident on Twitter, saying that the driver’s blood alcohol level was two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
One of our cars was struck last night by a driver who went through a red light and had an initial blood alcohol content of ".205", 2 1/2 times the legal limit. Fortunately our officers were not very seriously injured. The offender was.
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! pic.twitter.com/UNr8CFZ6NI
— Chicago Police 19th Dist – Town Hall (@ChicagoCAPS19) April 5, 2019