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Off-duty cop stops hit-and-run driver fleeing CTA crash

Updated: December 4, 2012 11:54PM

An off-duty Chicago Police officer stopped a “habitual hit-and-run” driver who tried to flee after crashing into a CTA bus on the Northwest Side onTuesday.

Officer Zoran Miucin, an 18-year police veteran assigned to the Harrison District on the West Side, saw the crash about 2:45 p.m. near Diversey and California, police News Affairs said.

A driver headed south on California allegedly failed to stop at a red light and hit a vehicle in the intersection before crashing into a CTA bus, police said in a new release.

The driver tried to run away from the crash, but Miucin followed him and stopped him, the release said.

“Despite being off-duty, the quick thinking and reaction of Officer Miucin has helped to hold a habitual hit-and-run offender accountable for his actions,” police News Affairs said in the news release.

The driver was cited for driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to stop at a red light and driving without insurance, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

The man’s identity was withheld Tuesday night pending possible further charges.

People were hurt in the crash, the release said, but details on their injuries were not available.

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