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'Sideways' effect: Jump in hwy. incidents

February 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It took awhile, but the CHP has been analyzing a jump in highway incidents in Santa Barbara County four years ago. They blame it on the hit 2004 movie "Sideways".The move was filmed in the Santa Ynez Valley. The CHP says it led to a virtual stampede to the Santa Barbara wine country. The CHP says they had a rash of drunk driving arrests and crashes.

The Santa Ynez Valley has 90 wine tasting rooms.

 

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