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Des Plaines Man Drives Vehicle Into Building

A Des Plaines man drove his vehicle into a Park Ridge apartment complex on Oct. 30. Police said the man fled the scene and hid behind some bushes after his car caught on fire.

 

Police are saying a Des Plaines man drove his vehicle into a building near Greenwood and Peterson avenues on Oct. 30. His vehicle would ultimately catch on fire and the offender would later flee the scene, police said.

Grzegorz Klimko, 37, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and disobeying a traffic control device around 9 p.m. Officers eventually found Klimko hiding behind some bushes in the 1300 block of Higgins Road, police said.

According to police, two witnesses saw Klimko flee the scene after making contact with the building. No bystanders were reported injured. 

He was taken to treat some minor injuries at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and was later released. His court date is Nov. 16. 

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