Tollway Assailant Convicted
- A Kane County jury convicted an Elk Grove Village man Tuesday on charges he hit a police officer with his car after a chase ending at the Elgin Toll Plaza.
Andrzej Wojtkielewicz, 23, was found guilty on one count of aggravated battery of a police officer – a Class 2 felony.
Around 9 p.m. July 14, 2009, Chicago police, acting on a tip that Wojtkielewicz had a large amount of cocaine and a gun, tried to stop Wojtkielewicz’s car at West Diversey and North Central avenues, according to Kane County prosecutors. Wojtkielewicz then led police on a chase westbound on Interstate 90.
[...] Wojtkielewicz stopped his vehicle at the Elgin Toll Plaza and officers approached the car and tried to get him out. Wojtkielewicz put the car in reverse and knocked an officer down, injuring him. He then put the car in drive and drove toward another officer, who shot at the car. Pieces of the bullet struck Wojtkielewicz in the chest, prosecutors said.
Of course, this was a Kane County jury that convicted him of Aggravated Battery of a Chicago Police Officer. A tip of the hat to the States Attorneys out there.
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