ISP officers injured after Fourth of July traffic stop

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PEORIA, Ill. — Two Illinois State Police officers were injured and a Peoria man now faces multiple charges after a traffic stop on I-74 westbound on Thursday.

An ISP officer found a loaded handgun during a traffic stop near Goodfield just after 5 p.m. A second trooper arrived and searched 31-year-old Damien C. Grant’s car.

When police tried to arrest Grant, they said he started to fight them and attempted to disarm them. Officials used a taser on Grant to eventually take him into custody.

Grant and the police officers were all taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for treatment. They were all released.

Grant, who is from Peoria, is now being held in Tazewell County Jail and faces multiple charges, including: two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, two counts of attempting to disarm an officer, violation of parole, aggravated DUI, unlawful use of a loaded weapon, resisting arrest and numerous other traffic violations.

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