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“Wrong-Way” Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

A “wrong-way” driver traveled a mile on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway this morning before being pulled over by the Illinois State Police.

The driver was driving inbound on the Kennedy’s outbound lanes at around 1:45 a.m., according to Master Sgt. Joseph Stangl of the Illinois State Police.

The driver almost hit an Illinois State Police car during the incident, and was subsequently pulled over by the Illinois State Police near the Irving Park Road exit.

No one was injured during the incident. The motorist was arrested for possible DUI, as well as given citations for driving the wrong way, not having insurance, not wearing his seat belt and failure to yield, according to ISP Trooper Mark Hall.


This incident is similar to other recent “wrong-way” driving incidents in the Chicago area, most notably that of December 15, in which a man drove 11 miles the wrong way on the Edens Expressway, as seen the post titled “Wrong-Way Driver Travels For Over 11 Miles On Illinois’ Edens Expressway“; as well as one including fatalities, as seen on the August 7 blog post on the Elman Lake County IL Car Accident Lawyer blog titled “2 Killed On I88 In Lisle Illinois During Wrong-Way Head-On Collision.”

Additional details and possible updates on this Kennedy Expressway “wrong-way” driving incident can be found in a variety of news sources, including the January 16 Chicago Tribune article titled “State police: Trooper almost struck by wrong-way driver” as well as the January 16 NBC Chicago story titled “Wrong-Way Driver Cited On Kennedy
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