CHICAGO (CBS)–An Illinois State Police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver on Interstate 94 in north suburban Lake Forest early Friday, according to authorities.
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Before the 12th crash, on Friday, a state trooper was sitting in his squad car in the center median of the highway around at 12:24 a.m. when a white Ford Econoline van drove onto the left shoulder and struck the cruiser, according to Illinois State Police.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
The driver of the van, Clyde Maki, Jr., was charged with aggravated DUI and aggravated driving with a suspended license.
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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Maki was previously arrested for DUI arrest in 2013.
A mug shot for Maki’s new charges was not available, the sheriff’s office said.
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