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OSP: Drunk driver rear ends semi trailer on I-5

SALEM, Ore. -- Troopers say a man was driving drunk when he rear-ended a semi trailer on Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning.


Oregon State Police say that just after midnight, John C. Stevens, 32, of Keizer, was northbound on I-5 in his 2002 Lexus, when it crashed into the semi trailer.


Troopers say the car became lodged under the trailer and both rigs continued up the freeway a short distance before the semi was able to pull over.


The car came lose and Stevens was able to stop it, troopers said.


Stevens was taken to a Salem hospital with what authorities say were non-life threatening injuries.


Troopers cited Stevens with DUII and reckless driving. He'll appear in Marion County Court.


The truck driver wasn't hurt in the crash.

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