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Peru police officer hurt in crash while on duty

Posted by wlpo on April 1, 2015

A Peru police officer was hurt after getting rear ended in a two-vehicle crash.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office says the officer was stopped on Shooting Park Road Tuesday afternoon when he was hit from behind by Jose Madera of La Salle. The officer was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital for minor injuries.

Madera was ticketed for failing to reduce to avoid an accident and illegal transportation of alcohol. He was released with a court date.

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