State Trooper struck head-on by driver charged with DUI on I-55

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JOLIET – An Illinois State Trooper is recovering after being hit early this morning head-on by a driver.

According to reports, it happened at 1:25 am after the Illinois State Trooper stationed a vehicle to assist in directing traffic near Route 126.  That’s when a 2017 black Acura reportedly crashed head-on into the Trooper’s squad car, causing the injuries.  The Trooper was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  The driver of the Acura, 36-year-old Liem T. Ngyen of Joliet, was charged with violation of Scott’s Law and Driving Under the Influence.  

“A person who violates Scott’s Law, commits a business offense and faces a fine of no less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first offense. If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator’s driver’s license will be suspended for a mandatory period of anywhere between six months and two years.” Illinois State Police said today in a press release.

To date in 2021, there have been 21 Illinois State Police squad cars struck with 13 Troopers being injured in related Scott’s Law crashes. 

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