Truck Drags Bicycle Cop on Lake Shore Drive

Driver charged with aggravated battery, DUI, other charges

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Dooley Rogue faces aggravated battery and DUI charges after he allegedly drug a bicycle cop who tried to stop him on Lake Shore Drive.

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An on-duty Chicago police bicycle officer is going to be OK after he was dragged about 30 feet by a truck on South Lake Shore Drive Saturday night.

The officer was on a bicycle when he tried to stop a Ford F-150 truck and was dragged down the street in the 3100 block of South Lake Shore Drive, police News Affairs Officer Dan O’Brien said.

Paramedics responded to the accident at East 31st Street and South Lake Shore Drive at 8:55 p.m. and took the officer to

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

in good to fair condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman

Richard Rosado

said.

The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was checked out at the hospital but was not admitted for treatment, O’Brien said.

The cop successfully stopped the truck and was trying to get the license and registration information from the man behind the wheel when he sped away.  The officer or his bike got tangled in the driver's seat belt, and he was dragged.

But the driver didn't get very far.  Heavy traffic forced him to stop about 30 feet away from where he had been pulled over, and he was taken into custody.

Rogue Dooley, 37, of the 1200 block of North Taft Street in Gary, Ind., is charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated fleeing police, DUI, misdemeanor reckless driving and driving without a license, and he was cited for failure to obey a police order and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

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