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

OSP: Drunk driver rear ends semi trailer on I-5
Photo courtesy: Oregon State Police

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.