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Woman charged with DUI after striking cop on Ashland

December 02, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago woman was charged with a DUI Sunday after she allegedly ran her car into a uniformed police officer on South Ashland Avenue, county prosecutors said.

Yamica Horton, 26, of the 7300 block of South Union Avenue, was arrested Sunday evening around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of 78th Street and Ashland Avenue after she failed to yield to a pedestrian crossing the street--the pedestrian was a Chicago police officer. The officer, who was not hospitalized but reported "soreness throughout his body" after the incident, according to the police report, was on foot patrol when the Horton's car struck him.

Horton refused numerous orders from the officer to step out of her car, the police report said, and when she was interviewed her eyes were bloodshot and glossy. Officers searching her car saw a half-full "T.G.I. Friday's Margarita" drink cup in the center console.

Horton was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and released on a $40,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring conditions.

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