Man charged with DUI for crash that injured state trooper

SHARE Man charged with DUI for crash that injured state trooper
SHARE 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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