Chicago police officer injured in South Loop crash

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CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was injured in a crash in the South Loop.

An officer was directing traffic at the intersection of Ida B. Wells Drive and Clark Street around 2:20 a.m. Thursday when the driver of a Dodge Charger failed to stop and struck the officer.

The driver, and a male passenger, were both taken into custody.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two guns were recovered from the Charger and police said the crash was alcohol-related.

No further information was provided.

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