Crashing into Police Car Will Land You in Alcohol Class if Not Jail!

by: Mike Miller

Every day thousands and thousands of people drink alcohol and drive under the influence. The scary fact is that less than 5% will get caught. Did you know it's been estimated that a driver over the legal blood-alcohol concentration limit of .08%, will operate a vehicle over 400 times before getting caught?

However, one way to get busted right away is to crash your vehicle into a cop car. As reported in

A southwest suburban woman was charged with drunk driving after she swerved into a Hickory Hills police car that was trying to pull her over and then fled from the scene, leaving behind two officers who were injured and trapped inside their squad car.

One of the injured officers recognized the driver as Olivia D. Aguilar, 22, and directed police to her home about a block away from the crash site, a Cook County prosecutor said Saturday.

Police tracked blood and shoeprints in the snow to Aguilar, who they reported was belligerent and seemed intoxicated.

Aguilar accelerated and swerved toward the officers when they lit their emergency lights and attempted to curb her for driving without headlights, said Assistant Cook County State’s Atty. Anisa Jordan.

Aguilar, of the 7900 block of West 93rd Street in Hickory Hills, smashed into the fully-marked cruiser and didn’t stop to check on the officers’ condition or offer help, Jordan said.

The officers had to be extricated from the cruiser and were hospitalized with bruising and swelling, Jordan said. Their prognosis was “to be determined,” Jordan told Cook County Associate Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil in bond court.

Aguilar faces a battery of charges, including two counts of aggravated battery, failure to stop after an injury accident, driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed, no proof of insurance, failure to give aid, no headlights and driving with a suspended license. Jordan said Aguilar’s license was suspended due to financial reasons.

Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Aguilar held Saturday on $10,000 bail. She’ll appear in court again Tuesday.