2 Accused of DUI After Crash With State Police Car

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – Illinois State Police say two people are accused of drunken driving after a car rear-ended a trooper’s cruiser during a southwestern Illinois traffic stop.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the three weren’t seriously injured during the wreck that happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday along Interstate 64 in East St. Louis.

Trooper Calvin Dye says the officer was completing paperwork in his patrol car while 32-year-old Brent Daugherty of St. Louis was in the back seat after being pulled over for suspected drunken driving. That’s when a sport utility vehicle driven by 28-year-old Vastie Jenkins of O’Fallon hit the trooper’s car from behind.

The officer’s name wasn’t released.

Online court records don’t show whether Daugherty or Jenkins have attorneys.

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