Man charged with DUI for crash that injured state trooper

A west suburban man has been charged with DUI after striking an Illinois State Police squad car and injuring a trooper early Sunday in Oswego.

About 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Trooper Chad Martinez was driving westbound on Madison Street in Oswego when the driver of a southbound Chrysler Pacifica failed to stop at a stop sign on Jackson Street and struck his squad car, according to Illinois State Police.

Martinez, who is assigned to ISP District 5 in Lockport, was injured in the crash, police said.

The driver of the Chrysler, 27-year-old Magana Leonel of Aurora, was charged with DUI  and released on bond, police said.

“On behalf of the men and women of the Illinois State Police, I offer our support for a prompt and complete recovery for Trooper Martinez. I am thankful he survived this preventable and unfortunate crash,” ISP Director Leo Schmitz said in a statement.


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