Around 12:50 am this morning officers had stopped a vehicle near W State and Weldon. Sounds like they attempted to stop the vehicle and it failed to yield for the officer. So officers boxed the vehicle in and stopped it near this location. The airbags were deployed.
While they had the vehicle stopped, the Illinois State Police got a call in reference to a hit and run accident that happened outside of the district 16 headquarters. The same vehicle officers stopped had hit a pole near the District 16 headquarters just prior and fled the scene. Sounds like the pole is down and there is a strong odor of gas as well. The fire department is en route.
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