A Lake Forest police car sustained heavy damage to its rear driver side during a crash Sunday morning near Westleigh Road and Valley Road in Lake Forest. | Photo Submitted to Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Officials say a driver was arrested after crashing into a police squad car in Lake Forest early Sunday morning, leaving the officer with minor injuries.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at Westleigh Road and Valley Road, according to Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Rob Copeland.

Copeland told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a Lake Forest police officer was sitting in his squad car running stationary radar.

A vehicle traveling westbound on Westleigh Road struck the rear end of the squad car.

The officer inside the squad car was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for an evaluation, Copeland said.

The officer was not seriously hurt and was released a short time later.

A natural gas line in the ditch was struck during the collision, requiring the gas company to respond to the scene, according to the fire department.

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The driver of the vehicle that struck the squad was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

The driver was not driving under the influence, Copeland added.