LAPD Valley Traffic Division Capt. Bill Sutton explains the costs of drunk driving during a press conference before the LAPD executed a DUI checkpoint on Cahuenga Boulevard in Studio City, Friday, July 2, 2010. Behind Capt. Sutton are MADD members Katherine Robi and her daughter Jennifer Robi, who were hit in a car crash by a four-time DUI offender.
The LAPD says on average someone is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S. every 45 minutes. LAPD officers arrested over 7,200 DUI drivers in 2009. There were 2,557 collisions involving DUI drivers in the city of Los Angeles in 2009. (Michael Owen Baker/staff photographer)