'Persons of interest' in custody after driver flees traffic stops, hits CPD officer in South Loop

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police are talking to "persons of interest" after a driver hit an officer near Grant Park Saturday night.

Investigators said officers were conducting a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle around 9 p.m. when the driver took off, hitting the officer in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue in South Loop.

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The officer sustained an injury to his leg and was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition, officials said.

A vehicle matching the description of the wanted vehicle was recovered at 111th Street and Michigan Avenue Sunday afternoon, police say.
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