Police Officer Hurt in Hit-and-Run - NBC Chicago

Police Officer Hurt in Hit-and-Run



    An officer was hit and dragged by a car that refused to pull over during a Monday morning checkpoint. (Published Monday, June 13, 2011)

    A Chicago police officer was injured early Monday morning after being struck by a car.

    Officers from the 18th District were conducting a police checkpoint at 2:15 a.m. at Sheffield Avenue and Kingsbury St., police said.

    As one officer tried to pull over a blue Jaguar, the driver of the Jaguar hit the gas, striking the officer, police said.

    The officer landed on the top of the hood and was dragged on for a short period of time before falling off, according to police.

    The offender drove onto the Kennedy Expressway, leading to a police chase, according to Officer Gaines of Chicago Police News Affairs.

    Chicago police officers chased the suspect and caught him at 30th Street and Princeton, according to Gaines.

    The injured officer is in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Sources tell NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts the officer may have suffered some broken bones, but the injuries are non-life threatening.

    One person is in custody.