Dashcam video shows the horrifying moments when a drunk woman, identified as 63-year-old Leslie Thurow, hit Illinois State Trooper Michael Cokins while he was conducting a traffic stop, then continued to drive off.
After the hit and run involving the Trooper, she later crashed into an SUV carrying a family, and then crashed into a concrete median. She had been driving without a license, and with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. She had already lost her license due to a previous DUI conviction.
The incident originally occurred in 2014, but dashcam video has been recently released in light of Leslie Thurow’s recent conviction and sentence of 13 years in prison.
On May 1st 2016, Officer Cokins was medically cleared to return back to duty. He had 15 broken bones, and had to undergo 8 surgeries. The family in the SUV also suffered injuries, but nothing serious.