CRIME

Illinois ex-congressional candidate charged with DUI, hitting officer

Former Democratic congressional candidate Mark Wicklund on April 18 reportedly crashed his car while driving under the influence and hit a police officer at the hospital afterward.

Wicklund has been charged with driving under the influence and a preliminary charge of aggravated battery against a police officer in Macon County, Illinois, the Herald & Review reported last week.

The former candidate was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill. after rolling his car in an accident while leaving a golf course. An affidavit by a patrol officer detailed the incident at the hospital.

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"Mark was cussing, screaming and shouting profanities towards officers and medical staff," the officer said.

The officer also said that Wicklund was, "heavily intoxicated, with bloodshot, glassy eyes."

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