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posted: 7/26/2011 11:25 AM

Man who struck Ill. deputy charged with DUI

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GALESBURG -- A man faces DUI charges after police say he drove the wrong way on the interstate and struck a western Illinois sheriff's deputy head-on.

Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Wilson says Benjamin Davila is charged with DUI, reckless driving and improper lane usage after the July 13 crash.

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Authorities say Knox County Deputy Keith King was responding to a call about Davila driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 74 when he was struck.

King sustained non-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital on July 15. The 27-year-old has been with the department since 2008.

A family friend says Davila remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Davila has an attorney.

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