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Blake Snell was cleared to start the day after his car hit a DUI suspect

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San Diego pitcher Blake Snell was cleared by the Padres medical team to play against the Washington Nationals on Friday, the day after his car was hit by a DUI suspect. 17} The incident happened around 11:00 pm. PT on Thursday shortly after the Padres lost to the Nationals in the series opener.

The crash occurred while Snell, 29, was being stopped by police, though it is unclear what the alleged violation was. After pulling over his right shoulder on Interstate 5 up north, a suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into the driver's side of Snell's car.

"Physically, I'm fine," Padres manager Bob Melvin said before Friday's game. But our men checked him out today. And we talked with him. And he's ready to pitch. So we were probably lucky.

Snell's passengers, who complained of pain, were evaluated on-site and treated without hospitalization.

San Diego The 39-year-old man from Vista, Calif., who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, was arrested Friday afternoon by officers on his patrol on the San Diego Central Jail, according to the Union Tribune. was detained in

Snell started Friday with a 5-6 record and a 3.66 ERA.

– Field Level Media