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Driver arrested for DUI got car stuck on fire hydrant

  • Lisa Ann Thompson-Hall (Chicago Police Department)
Lisa Ann Thompson-Hall (Chicago Police Department)
September 09, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A South Chicago woman was arrested early Sunday morning on multiple charges of driving under the influence, county prosecutors said, after police officers found her car stuck to a fire hydrant on Western Avenue.

Lisa Ann Thompson-Hall, 31, of the 8300 block of South Burley Avenue, was driving south on Western Avenue near Jackson Boulevard, when her car struck a fire hydrant on the east side of the street, according to the police report.

Officers arrived at the intersection around 4 a.m. to find Thompson-Hall still behind the wheel of the car with the engine running, and "trying to extract the vehicle from the fire hydrant," the police report said.

Officers removed the keys from the ignition and helped the woman take off her seat belt, the report said, and noticed signs of inebriation. Thompson-Hall denied drinking alcohol several times when questioned, and later admitted to having been at a bar, the report said.

She was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and released on a $10,000 I-bond.

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