A public Works employee was uninjured after he was struck by a vehicle on the South Side, and six people were arrested during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The Public Works employee was working with clean up crews near the intersection of East Carson Street and South 17th Street when a female leaving work at a local restaurant struck him. The driver stopped immediately to check on the male. Medics evaluated the male, and he was uninjured. Police are investigating. No arrests or transports.
Overall, six people were arrested in the South Side during the celebrations.
One arrest was for possession with intent to deliver; one arrest was for fleeing and eluding and criminal mischief; one arrest was for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness; one arrest was for disorderly conduct; two arrests were for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and resisting arrest.
Crowds were smaller than normal for St. Patrick’s Day, likely due to COVID-19 concerns. Other areas of the city did not report anything unusual.