CHICAGO — A suspected drunk driver was arrested Wednesday for allegedly rear-ending an ambulance while a 6-year-old boy rode in his vehicle in East Garfield Park on the West Side.
The man drove his Toyota Camry into the back of the ambulance about 7:50 p.m. while the ambulance was stopped in the 700-block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago police said.
Neither the man nor the two Chicago Fire Department paramedics in the ambulance were injured, police said.
Police sources said there was a 6-year-old boy in the backseat of the Camry. The boy was not injured but taken to St. Mary’s Hospital as a precaution.
The crash appears to be alcohol-related, police said, and the man was taken into custody at the 12th District police station.
Charges are pending.