Police recovered two guns and took a man into custody after a car ran a red light and struck two other vehicles on the Magnificent Mile early Sunday, police said. No serious injuries were reported.
According to CPD, a man driving a silver Chrysler ran the eastbound red light at Chicago Avenue and Michigan Avenue, striking a taxi cab and a Chevy Malibu in the intersection.
The heavily damaged Chrysler slammed into a light pole outside a nearby Walgreens. Police said its driver ran from the scene with his rear passenger. Officers arrested the driver on the 100 block of East Superior a few minutes later. According to police, a 30-year-old female passenger was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with a facial injury.
Police allegedly found two handguns inside the Chrysler.
Fire department personnel treated three occupants of the cab at the scene. Both people in the Malibu declined medical treatment, police said.
CWBChicago will post an update if charges are approved.
Chicago police made six arrests for illegal gun possession on and near the Magnificent Mile during the first six days of June, according to CPD records.