Padres pitcher Blake Snell was cleared by the team's medical team to pitch in Friday's game after his car was hit by a suspected DUI driver.
The California Highway Patrol said that around 10:56 p.m. Thursday, San Diego Police conducted a traffic stop on Blake Snell who was driving north on Interstate 5, just north of Carmel Valley Road. During the stop, a grey Toyota sedan traveling northbound veered off the roadway and impacted the left side of Snell's Mercedes-Benz.
Snell was uninjured but police said his passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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No SDPD vehicles or officers were injured. It's unclear why SDPD pulled Snell over.
The Padres are playing the Washington Nationals at 6:40 p.m. at Petco Park.
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