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.