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Truck driver charged with DUI after driving burning big rig for a mile on I-80, troopers say

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A truck driver is facing charges after he was caught driving a semi truck that was on fire while he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol in Illinois over the weekend.

Police responded to a commercial vehicle fire at 2:13 a.m. on June 8 on eastbound I-80 at mile marker 12 in Henry County, Illinois.

“The trailer tandems caught fire and the driver continued to drive for approximately one mile, dropping burning debris on the roadway,” Illinois State Police Troop 2 said.

The truck driver eventually pulled off on the right shoulder of the interstate.

WQAD reports that the truck dropped burning boxes of cookies into the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

Truck driver Rayley Clervoyant, a 29 year old Florida resident, was cited for DUI – Alcohol.

The incident shutdown the roadway for about six hours, according to state police.

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