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Officials: Gurnee-area man charged with DUI after hitting sheriff’s squad


A Lake County Sheriff’s Office squad was hit Saturday morning by a Gurnee-area man officials say was driving drunk.

It happened at 2:10 a.m. on Sheridan Road north of Washington Street in Waukegan, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Anas M. Karmash, 20, was driving a Dodge Charger south, in the inside lane, next to the squad car.

He abruptly made a right turn in to a parking lot, hitting the driver’s side of the squad car.

Karmash got out of the car and tried to blend into a group of people in the parking lot, according to the news release.

A passenger in the squad car — a man being taken to the Lake County jail — was treated for a back injury at a hospital.

Karmash is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol; underage consumption of alcohol; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash; and improper lane use.

He is free on a $3,000 personal-recognizance bond.

He is due to appear in court Sept. 13.



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