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Driver charged with DUI after striking ISP squad car on Illinois interstate

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A man was charged with driving under the influence after striking an Illinois State Police squad car Friday night, becoming the tenth Move Over Law-related crash of the year.

The crash happened just before midnight on Interstate 64 eastbound near milepost 1.5 in St. Clair County.

ISP said a trooper was blocking the far-right traffic lane due to a prior incident.

The trooper was inside the squad car with the emergency lights activated when a Buick Lacrosse struck it on the rear driver's side. 

The trooper was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was released. 

The driver of the Buick, Billie Snively, 55, of Belleville, Illinois, was not hurt. 

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and failure to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle.

According to state police, 23 Move Over Law-related injured eight troopers in 2022. In 2023, ISP had 21 Move Over Law-related crashes. 

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