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CHP Ready for the 'War on Drunk Drivers' on the 101 Fwy

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A 28-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway has been identified as one of the DUI-related high-collision areas in Los Angeles County. Between 2005 and 2007, 19 people died and 619 were injured in crashes involving a drunk driver along the corridor between North Hollywood and Westlake. Thanks to a quarter-million dollar grant, the agency this year will aggressively fight "the war on drunk drivers" (their words) by adding roving DUI patrols, sobriety checkpoints during times where historically there has been a high incidence of DUI driving violations, community education and the formation of a local task force that will look into the corridor, suggesting solutions.