Horrific ‘Drunk Driver’ Moment Crashes into Illinois State Soldier and Launches Into the Sky

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Gruesome moment ‘drunk driver’ crashes Illinois State Trooper and is launched into the air before sliding down the Interstate

  • The collision occurred on May 24 in Moline, Illinois, near the Iowa border
  • Matthew Scherer, 55, was driving east in a green jeep on John Deere Road
  • Police say he fell on his shoulder and crashed into a stationary police cruiser
  • The Illinois State Police trooper was in the vehicle after he just made a traffic stop
  • Jeep hit the back of the driver’s side police car, then hit the roof
  • The Jeep can be seen in dashcam video skidding about 50 meters down the road
  • Driver, trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital
  • Scherer is said to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision

An alleged drunk driver rammed the police car off an Illinois police car while it was on the verge of a highway, causing the driver’s jeep to flip over several times.

Illinois State Police released dashcam footage of the May 24 incident that occurred just after 8 p.m. on John Deere Road in Moline, a town along the Illinois-Iowa border about 300 miles west of Chicago.

According to authorities, an ISP sergeant who had just completed a traffic stop was in his marked police cruiser with the emergency lights still activated around 8:07 pm.

Moments later, a green jeep east on John Deere Road crossed the white fog line and hit the rear driver’s side of the patrol car.

Illinois State Police released dashcam footage of the May 24 incident that occurred just after 8 p.m. on John Deere Road in Moline, a town along the Illinois-Iowa border about 300 miles west of Chicago.

Illinois State Police released dashcam footage of the May 24 incident that occurred just after 8 p.m. on John Deere Road in Moline, a town along the Illinois-Iowa border about 300 miles west of Chicago.

A state agent had just completed a traffic stop and was parked along the roadside of the highway around 8:07 PM

A state agent had just finished a traffic stop and was parked along the roadside of the highway around 8:07 PM

Moments later, a green jeep crashes into the driver's side of the police car

Moments later, a green jeep crashes into the driver’s side of the police car

The jeep then rolled onto the roof and slid down the highway for about 50 yards.

Both the trooper and the driver of the jeep suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries.

The driver of the Jeep has been identified as Matthew Scherer, 55, from Moline.

Investigators claim that Scherer was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.

He’s been charged with Scott’s law.

The jeep then rolled onto the roof and slid down the highway for about 50 yards

The jeep then rolled onto the roof and slid down the highway for about 50 yards

Both the trooper and the driver of the jeep suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  They were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries

Both the trooper and the driver of the jeep suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries

Also known as the ‘Move Over’ law, it is an Illinois statute that requires drivers to slow down and, if possible, change lanes when approaching an emergency or police vehicle on the side of the road.

Scherer was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane use, not wearing a seat belt, and not having his drivers license.

If convicted, he faces fines that could exceed $ 10,000, as well as possible suspension of his license for up to two years.

“ISP Troopers statewide are risking their lives daily to keep our roads safe,” said District 7 Commander Captain Jason Dickey.

“These accidents are completely preventable, and I ask the public not to endanger the lives of others by making responsible choices behind the wheel.

“Always drive sober and switch if you approach a stationary vehicle on the side of the road.”

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