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On Jan. 11, at 6:51 p.m. detectives from the Evanston Police Tactical Unit were in the area of the 400 block of Howard when they observed a white Chevy Malibu with tinted windows. Detectives stopped the vehicle and the driver, a 24-year old man from Evanston.
Detectives investigated the window tint violation, and confirmed that the window tint was not compliant with State law, said Commander Ryan Glew of the Evanston Police Department. Detectives and assisting officers also detected a strong odor of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle, said the Commander.
Detectives informed the driver about the odor of cannabis coming from his vehicle and instructed him to exit the vehicle so they could investigate; and the driver refused, said the Commander. The driver put his car in reverse and rammed the Evanston police car parked behind him and then fled, said the Commander. There was a short pursuit, and the driver was apprehended, said the Commander. Two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident.
On Jan. 14, the driver was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and other offenses.