An intoxicated Romeoville man was arrested after he struck two Illinois State Police squad cars on Interstate 55, police said.
Two state troopers struck by Desmond Glee, 47, of Romeoville were taken to local hospitals and treated for for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to a state police news release. Glee also was treated at a hospital, according to the release.
About 7 p.m. Thursday, a trooper was inside his car at the scene of a crash on the Interstate 355 southbound ramp to I-55 when his vehicle was struck from behind by Glee, police said.
Police said Glee continued driving south on I-55 for a short time until he struck another trooper who was inside of his car with emergency lights activated and flares behind the car. The trooper was assisting a disabled vehicle in the roadway, police said.
Glee was charged with aggravated DUI and multiple traffic offenses.
Both crashes remain under investigation, police said. Glee was booked into the Will County jail about 3 a.m. Friday.
Scott’s Law, according to a state police news release, requires drivers to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible when approaching an emergency vehicle or any vehicle with hazard lights activated.
“The men and women on patrol bravely face this risk day and night, in good weather and bad, but there is absolutely no excuse for completely avoidable conduct which puts them and others in danger,” state police Director Brendan Kelly said in a news release.