Streamwood man arrested on DUI, resisting arrest charges after crash in Bartlett

Bartlett police arrested a Streamwood man on DUI and resisting arrest charges after a vehicle crash left multiple people injured Sunday.

Kartheek Panyam, 25, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 4 felony, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and driving under the influence, police said Monday.

Panyam also was cited for disobeying a traffic control signal and unlawful possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle, authorities said.

According to police, Bartlett officers responded at about 4 p.m. Sunday to the report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 59 and West Bartlett Road.

Police said that Panyam was driving a 2003 Dodge minivan east on West Bartlett Road when he disobeyed the traffic signal and struck a 2009 Honda Civic traveling south on Route 59.

Occupants of both vehicles were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The intersection was closed for about an hour during investigation of the crash.

Panyam displayed signs of impairment, leading to his arrest for driving under the influence, police said.

Panyam resisted arrest by pulling his arm away from officers and keeping his hands in front of his body, authorities said.

Panyam is free from custody and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows.

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