Waukegan Police Officer Injured After “Overdosing” Suspects Crash Stolen Vehicle

(Waukegan, IL) A wild situation in Waukegan led to a pair of arrests, and a police officer being injured. Officials say the Saturday morning incident kicked off with reports of a stolen vehicle in the 33-hundred block of Grand Avenue. The vehicle fled from authorities, hitting multiple vehicles, including two police squad cars. A male passenger then attempted to flee on foot, while the female driver allegedly continued driving, striking a police officer with an open door. The officer was briefly hospitalized with an arm injury, while both suspects were hospitalized as it was believed they were possibly overdosing. No identities nor charges have been released at this point.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (1-29-24)