3 charged with assaulting officer

High-speed chase, expy. crash followed
March 9, 2009 6:26:38 AM PDT
Three men are charged with felonies, accused of allegedly punching a Chicago police officer in the face. Police say the trio took off after the attack and were in a rollover accident that caused major delays on the Eisenhower Expressway early Saturday.

The officer was treated and released from the hospital.

Police say they responded to a disturbance west of downtown Chicago early Saturday morning and tried to make an arrest, but an offender allegedly struck one of the officers in the face and fled the scene, eventually taking off in a vehicle with several other people. The vehicle rolled over at an underpass, and four people were arrested after a foot chase. One person was later released without charges.

But 30-year-old Tyshaun Hunter was charged Sunday with aggravated battery to a peace officer and other counts. Similar charges were riled against 38-year-old Darren Jones and 38-year-old Jason Williams.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.