Monday, December 26, 2011

While at Work - Man Crashes into Gresham District Police Station; Does Not Make Good His Escape

Wassail! wassail*! all over the town,
Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown;
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree;
With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.

There was some police activity just Kitty-corner to Leo High School. A car belonging to a gent who earlier kissed the concrete wall of the station house at 79th & Halsted sat at 79th & Peoria Streets. Wassailing is suspected.

Boxing Day has gotten off to a more than sobbering start, this post Nativity Day.

Police say an intoxicated man drove his car into an exterior concrete wall at the Gresham District police station on the 7800 block of South Halsted Street early Monday morning.

Nobody was injured, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Andrew Walker, 36, of the 100 block of 154th Street in Harvey, came up the sidewalk, sideswiped a tree and hit the barrier before driving away, police said.

He was cited for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident where property damage occurred.

Greer said Walker was stopped in his 1987 Chevy Caprice on the 7900 block of South Peoria Street, about a block south and west of the police station, and arrested.

No major damage to the building was reported, Greer said.

*wæs hæl - OE- "Good Health"

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