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Man accused of hit-run tossed bags of drugs while fleeing: Police

  • Alonzo Wright, CPD handout
Alonzo Wright, CPD handout
November 21, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A suburban man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run with bags of drugs in his hands, which he tossed when police closed in on him, county prosecutors said.

Alonzo Wright, 32, of Berwyn, Ill., was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, aggravated battery, and several other offenses when police caught up with him, according to court records.

The police report said Wright was driving around the 5000 block of West 46th Street when his car hit a Jeep, then continued driving on without stopping. Wright's car then proceeded to slam into a tree, the report said, rendering the car "undriveable."

Wright fled from the driver's side of the car on foot, the report said, in the process depositing two bags of cocaine and heroin in a yard alongside the street. As one officer closed in on him, Wright allegedly tossed a City of Chicago trashcan in his path, injuring the officer's hand, before continuing on down South Laramie Street until he tripped and fell on the sidewalk.

The recovered drugs were valued at $300, according to court records.

Wright was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Thursday afternoon and ordered held on $150,000 bond.

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