Wrong-Way Driver Cited on Kennedy

Driver nearly hit state police officer, trooper says

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:27 AM CDT
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Illinois State Police released several 911 calls reporting a drunk driver traveling the wrong way early Thursday on the Edens Expressway.
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A wrong-way driver nearly struck an Illinois State Trooper on the Kennedy Expressway early Monday morning.

The officer was making an unrelated traffic stop near Kostner Avenue when the car swerved around his cruiser while traveling inbound on the outbound lanes, according to The Chicago Tribune.

He pulled over the vehicle near the Irving Park exit.

Nobody was injured in the incident, but the driver faces several charges, including driving under the influence, driving the wrong way, not having insurance or wearing a seatbelt, and failing to yield.

It’s the second time in two months that a car has been cited for driving the wrong way on the expressway. 

In December, a driver dodged dozens of cars while driving the wrong way for 11 miles on the Edens Expressway.

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