From the Lake Bluff Police Department:
Lake Bluff, Illinois, December 13, 2013 3:30 am)— A Lake Bluff Police Officer is in stable condition after being treated at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital after his patrol car was struck by an intoxicated motorist.
At 1:45 am, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department broadcasted a report as a grey Ford SUV which was westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 137 near Route 43 and had struck a pole. As officers were checking the area, the reported vehicle traveled southbound on Rt. 43 (Waukegan Rd.) when it struck the rear of the Lake Bluff squad car near Carriage Park Lane.
The driver was identified as Sarah Soto, age 32, with a last known address in California. She was arrested and taken into custody by the Lake Forest Police Department for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and other charges. The Lake Bluff officer, a 12 year veteran, was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The accident, which occurred in the southbound lanes of Waukegan Rd, is under investigation and jurisdiction of the Lake Forest Police Department.