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Snow Plow Stops Wrong-Way Driver on Chicago Expressway

Police said the driver took out six gates before entering the express lanes and was charged with driving under the influence

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    A snow plow driver stopped an alleged drunk driver who was going the wrong way on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago early Saturday.

    Illinois State Police said reports of a van driving outbound in the inbound Kennedy express lanes near Ohio Street came in just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

    A snow plow driver with the Illinois Department of Transportation was in the reversible express lanes when he was notified of the wrong-way driver, officials said.

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    The snow plow driver got in front of the van, slowed down and made contact with the vehicle, bringing it to a stop, police said.

    Police said the driver took out six gates before entering the express lanes and was charged with driving under the influence Saturday morning.

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    No one was injured in the accident, but the front of the van was damaged.