Man charged for striking cop with vehicle in Woodlawn - FOX 32 News Chicago

Man charged for striking cop with vehicle in Woodlawn

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Anthony M. Turner / photo from Chicago Police Anthony M. Turner / photo from Chicago Police
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A South Side man has been charged with striking a police officer with a vehicle Saturday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

Anthony M. Turner, 24, faces felony counts of aggravated battery of a police officer and attempting to elude officers, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

About 10 p.m., police saw Turner driving the wrong way in the 6500 block of South Langley Avenue, a one-way street, police said.

When officers approached his vehicle, Turner accelerated the car toward them, hitting one of the officers, police said.

Turner then crashed his vehicle into a parked car and tried to run away before police arrested him, according to the statement.

The officer was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and later released, police said. No one else was hurt.

Turner, of the 6700 block of South Langley, also faces misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving, in addition to three other traffic citations.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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