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Police say drunken driver struck squad car, then fled.

Byline: Daily Herald report

A Schaumburg man charged with drunken driving is accused of striking a Hanover Park police car and three other vehicles Tuesday night as he fled from police, authorities said.

Hanover Park police officers stopped Kimani Unseld, 25, of the 1500 block of 1500 Revere Circle, about 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. During the traffic stop, Unseld is accused of crashing into an officer's squad car, reversing his vehicle and speeding away -- injuring an officer and striking three other vehicles in the process.

The officer was not seriously injured, authorities said.

Unseld then drove to a golf driving range, where he exited his vehicle and fled on foot, authorities said. Officers used a police dog to track and find Unseld a short time later, officials said.

Authorities reported that Unseld's blood alcohol concentration was .017. The legal threshold in Illinois is .08.

Unseld's charges include aggravated driving under the influence, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and aggravated assault on a community policing volunteer, private security or utility worker. His bond was set at $75,000.

"Mr. Unseld's alleged behavior not only demonstrates his complete disregard for safety of the general public but also his contempt for the rule of law," DuPage Count State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement Wednesday.

"His alleged attempts to flee from authorities and injuring an officer in the process will not be tolerated."

Unseld's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 29.

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Date:Oct 4, 2018
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