Rams LogoLos Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill was arrested Saturday by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI after crashing his white Mercedes Benz C350 into the rear of a big rig on the Ventura (101) Freeway in Encino, authorities said.

The Rams issued a statement saying that Hill will be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

“We are aware of the incident involving CB Troy Hill that occurred Saturday morning. As it is an ongoing legal matter and we are still gathering information, we will have no further comment at this time,” the team said.

The crash was reported at 7:52 a.m. on the westbound 101 Freeway west of Haskell Avenue, according to a CHP release.

Hill, 25, was in the fast lane moving at 60 mph when his Mercedes swerved to the far-right lane and collided into the rear of the big rig that was traveling at 50 mph, the CHP said.

Hill identified himself to officers at the scene as a Rams player, the release stated.

The investigating officer noted Hill exhibited signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication, the CHP said. After a series of field sobriety tests, Hill was arrested. He was tested again at the Van Nuys jail and booked for suspicion of DUI, the CHP said.

Hill was released at 1:35 p.m. on $15,000 bail and ordered to appear in a Van Nuys courtroom on Dec. 14, according to sheriff’s inmate records.

Hill has played in all nine of the Rams’ games this season, with four starts.

—City News Service

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