Officer hit, dragged along LSD Saturday

A police officer was dragged down the street in Hyde Park after being hit by an SUV Saturday night.

Christopher Hartzol, 26, of the 8700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was charged with two counts of battery to a police officer after he fled the scene.
The officer was struck around 10:45 p.m. near the 5300 block of South Lake Shore Drive, News Affairs said. The officer’s partner fired his weapon at the vehicle but no one was struck.

The vehicle was recovered on the 6700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard.
The officer struck by the vehicle was treated and released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Another officer received minor injuries to his arm.

Hartzol is being held on $75,000 bond.