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Police: Romeoville woman crashed into squad car

The woman was allegedly driving while intoxicated

Mirna Contreras
Mirna Contreras

An intoxicated woman crashed into a Romeoville police squad car and gave a false name to officers who investigated the incident, police said.

About 12:20 a.m. Monday, police officers went to the 200 block of Paladino Drive after receiving a report of a car crash, Romeoville police Cmdr. John Ferdinardo said in an email.

The car was driven by Mirna Contreras, 30, of the first block of Paladino Drive. Contreras allegedly struck the driver’s side of a parked Romeoville police squad car. The car was unoccupied.

Ferdinardo said officers on the scene spoke to Contreras and determined she was impaired.

She allegedly gave a false name to the officers at first. While investigating the incident, officers learned her real name.

Contreras was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. She was taken to the Romeoville Police Department, where she was booked and issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the DUI charge against Contreras. She also was charged with obstructing identification and driving on a suspended license.

Contreras was booked into the Will County jail, where she was being held on a $25,000 bond.

About noon Tuesday, she was released after posting 10 percent of her bond.

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