ISP squad car hit again by Scott’s Law violator

Illinois State Police said the trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (Facebook/Illinois State Police)

By IIS Radio

CHICAGO – Another Illinois State Police squad car has been struck, marking the 14th Scott’s Law related crash this year.

A Chicago area trooper was sitting in his car with the lights activated when he was hit by a drunk driver. The trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but this is happening way too often says ISP Master Sgt. Joey Watson.

“A couple years back we lost two officers to Scott’s Law. We are definitely wanting to increase the awareness of this issue and make sure that people are paying attention and utilizing good common sense and judgement,” said Watson.

Watson says bottom line, anytime you see any vehicle pulled over with the lights flashing or hazards on, passing motorists must slow down and change lanes if possible.

Violators face a fine of at least $250 and could lose their license if they hurt someone.

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