DUI Driver ID'd in Fatal 101 Freeway Crash

A suspected drunken driver killed a man who had gotten out of his disabled car on the 101 Freeway before dawn

By Jason Kandel and Reggie Kumar
|  Sunday, Jul 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:42 PM PDT
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A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a deadly collision on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in Encino early Sunday. Reggie Kumar reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a deadly collision on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in Encino early Sunday. Reggie Kumar reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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A crash involving a suspected drunken driver jailed in the killing of another motorist who had gotten out of his disabled car shut down lanes of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Encino on Sunday.

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The 4:15 a.m. crash happened when a man got out of his disabled gray Scion for unknown reasons when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver in a white Toyota 4Runner in the slow lane of the 101 near the Balboa Boulevard off-ramp, the CHP said.

Two female passengers in the Scion were taken to hospitals -- one in critical condition, the other with minor-to-moderate injuries, said Officer Leland Tang, a spokesman with the California Highway Patrol.

A female passenger in the 4Runner suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the 4Runner, identified as Robert Graves, 31, of Reseda, was booked into a Los Angeles jail, officials said.

All but one of the westbound freeway lanes and the off-ramp at Balboa were shut down for hours while officials investigated the crash and crews cleared the debris.

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