Hit-And-Run Driver From Lake Ave Near Edens Expressway In Wilmette Arrested Dui In Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police arrested a DUI driver about 1:20 PM Wednesday near Chestnut Avenue and Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police initially received a report of a reckless driver on westbound Euclid Avenue at Dryden. Police received a report that a black Ford Expedition or Excursion, missing a right mirror, was traveling at high speed and driving on curbs. Police were updated by a second motorist that reported a reckless driver, apparently the same offender, was westbound Euclid Avenue at Arlington Heights Road.

Police responded quickly and also observed the vehicle hitting a curb. Upon investigation of the vehicle, police discovered that the driver/vehicle was wanted for investigation of a personal injury hit-and-run incident that occurred just before noon on Lake Avenue, just west of the Edens Expressway. Allegedly, the driver of the black Ford Excursion was involved in a minor crash. After the crash, the driver of the other vehicle approached the Ford Excursion, but the female driver of the Ford Excursion drove away. Somehow the other driver was dragged while she was hanging on the side of the Ford Excursion for a short distance, and fell to the road. The driver in the Ford Excursion fled the scene, and the victim that fell was transported to a local hospital near Wilmette.

Arlington Heights police also called an ambulance for the female driver of the Excursion, who was in custody, but was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The driver's black Ford Excursion was towed to a police holding area.

Arlington Heights police were communicating with Wilmette police regarding extradition and possible evidence collection for the hit-and-run incident.

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