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Suspected drunk driver hits CHP car

May 15, 2008 9:56:27 AM PDT
Two highway patrol officers were injured after their patrol car was rear-ended on a busy interstate early Thursday morning.The accident happened on the northbound 5 near the Western Avenue exit in Burbank at about 12:15 a.m.

Authorities say the officers were assisting a driver that had crashed and had pulled over on the right shoulder when a blue Mustang convertible crashed into the patrol car at a high rate of speed. The driver is suspected of driving under the influence.

Officers suffered only minor injuries.

Several northbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for more than two hours following the collision.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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