An Indiana State
Police trooper was seriously injured early this morning after a motorist
suspected of operating while intoxicated struck his parked squad car on
I-80/94 in Lake County.
police, at 12 a.m. three troopers responded to a one-vehicle accident in the
westbound lanes of I-94 at the 7.3 mile marker. The troopers all parked
their squad cars in front of the disabled vehicle--which had come to rest
partially in the left and left-center lanes--and had also lit approximately
15 flares to alert other motorists, police said.
Trooper Corey Adam
was sitting in the driverís seat of his squad car, its emergency lights
fully activated, when a 2004 Chevrolet SUV westbound at a high rate of speed
struck it, police said. The other two troopers were able to extricate Adam
from the vehicle as it was leaking gasoline. Adam sustained serious injuries
and was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary.
The driver of the
Chevrolet SUV, identified as Cameron D. Geweniger, 30, of Wheaton, Ill., was
subsequently arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated, resisting
law enforcement, and reckless driving, and was transported to Lake County