CAHOKIA, Ill. – Three people were taken to hospitals after a crash involving a Centreville police officer.
The crash happened at Illinois 157 and Illinois 163, near the St. Louis Downtown Airport.
According to police, a driver had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and thought they were approaching a DWI checkpoint.
Police said the driver attempted to do a U-turn to avoid it but wound up striking a Centreville police cruiser.
An officer in the cruiser was taken to a hospital, as were two people in the other vehicle.