Barrington man charged in crash with squad car
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A Barrington man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a rear-end crash Thursday into a Lake County sheriff's patrol car.
Courtesy of Lake County Sheriff
A Barrington man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a rear-end crash that totaled a Lake County sheriff's patrol car.
Pedro Navarrete, 39 of the 600 block of Prospect Avenue, also was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while license revoked, police said.
He was being held in the Lake County jail on $50,000 bond.
According to police, a sheriff's sergeant was stopped in the southbound lane of Route 83 at Winchester Road near Mundelein about 8 p.m. Thursday when he was struck from behind by a 1999 Subaru Outback driven by Navarrete.
The deputy was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and released. Navarrete refused treatment.
Both were the lone occupants in their vehicles.
The patrol car was totaled, according to Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Sara Balmes.
"Unfortunately, it's one of our new squads," she said.
Navarrete is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 30.
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