Taser Deployed by Police After Driver Takes Pickup Truck on Short Ride on Railroad Tracks Near US 14 and Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights

Driver arrest after taking pickup truck on a short ride on the Union Pacific, Metra Northwest Line railroad tracks near Northwest Highway and Ridge Avenue in Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:28 AM Thursday June 20, 2019 after a pickup truck was on the Union Pacific Northwest line railroad tracks near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Ridge Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Full details are not yet available, but a silver Ford pickup truck was located just northwest of Ridge Avenue on the railroad tracks. Police reported deploying a Taser at the scene, and requested paramedics to the scene to evaluate the motorist of the pickup truck following the Taser deployment.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters by police after evaluation by paramedics.

The driver was possibly charged with DUI; and other charges are possibly pending for the male driver of the pickup truck.

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