DUI driver crashes into parked SUV, fence on Near West Side

The crash is alcohol related and the driver is in custody, police said.

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A DIU driver crashed into a parked SUV and then into a fence Jan. 27, 2020 on the Near West Side.

A DUI driver crashed into a parked SUV and then into a fence Jan. 27, 2020 on the Near West Side.

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An alleged drunk driver crashed into a parked SUV and a fence Monday on the Near West Side.

About 8:15 p.m., an adult male driver of a 2004 Ford F-150 rear-ended a parked 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as it was traveling north in the 200 block of South Racine Avenue, Chicago police said. After striking the SUV the truck continued and crashed into a nearby fence.

The driver was taken to the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital in fair condition, police said.

As officers investigated the crash, beer cans could be seen in the bed of the truck, near his feet and on the ground near the truck.

As officers investigated the crash, beer cans could be seen in the bed of the truck, near his feet and on the ground near the truck.

As officers investigated the crash, beer cans could be seen in the bed of the truck, near his feet and on the ground near the truck.

Dave Newbart/Sun-Times

The crash was alcohol related and the driver is in custody, police said. Charges are pending.

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