Breaking: Automotive registered to former alderman plows into row of vehicles, tree in Gold Coast

Proco “Joe” Moreno

A car registered to embattled former Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno crashed right into a line of parked vehicles earlier than plowing right into a tree within the Gold Coast on Sunday night, in keeping with a CPD report. Police wouldn’t affirm who was driving the car.

Formally, CPD stated a 48-year-old male driver struck a number of parked vehicles and a tree earlier than coming to a cease within the 1200 block of North Astor round 9:21 p.m. The driving force was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good situation, and no different accidents had been reported, police stated.

“The incident is alcohol-related and prices are pending,” in keeping with CPD’s assertion.

In line with a supply, the automotive that crashed is an Audi registered to Moreno, age 48.

Final yr, prosecutors charged Moreno with felony submitting of a false report after he advised police that somebody stole his Audi from the storage of his Wicker Park dwelling. In actual fact, police found he loaned the automotive to a feminine good friend. Moreno can also be accused of insurance coverage fraud in that case as he allegedly tried to gather fee for the “stolen” automotive.

The girl subsequently sued Moreno for defamation.

Moreno has pleaded not responsible to all prices, and the felony case continues to be working its manner by way of the courtroom system.

In 2018, a lady advised police Moreno flashed a badge to intimidate her throughout a parking dispute in Wrigleyville.

The girl stated she had simply backed right into a parking spot when Moreno pulled up subsequent to her in an Audi and flashed a badge that turned out to be the star given to Chicago aldermen, in keeping with a Block Membership Chicago report.

“I by no means stated I used to be a police officer or something like that,” Moreno advised the Tribune on the time. “I confirmed her the aldermanic badge merely to provide her some encouragement that I knew what I used to be speaking about and he or she ought to transfer nearer to the curb.”

CWBChicago will replace this story when police determine the driving force of the crashed car.

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