Police: Drunken Cabbie Hits Two Homeless Men on Lake Shore Drive
CHICAGO (STNG) - An allegedly drunken cab driver was arrested after missing an exit on Lake Shore Drive and striking two homeless people sleeping in a park before fleeing early Friday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.
About 5 a.m. the 72-year-old male cabbie was driving a Ford Crown Victoria southbound on Lake Shore Drive when he tried to exit at Lawrence Avenue, but missed, according to a Lincoln District police sergeant.
Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said the allegedly drunken cabbie went off the road near 4801 N. Lake Shore Drive onto park property, where he struck a guardrail and a pole, then ran into some shrubs, Perez said.
On the other side of the shrubs, a 40-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both homeless, were sleeping. "He struck them both," Perez said. Continue reading here.
How awful do the 48th Ward's attempts to prevent the homeless from sleeping in the park seem now?