There are many constant threats in life and sadly one of them is the chance of being involved in a traffic accident. While it is accepted by most that every time one gets behind the wheel one involves taking a risk, chances are not many people would acknowledge thinking that before driving. Maybe if they did, fewer people would choose to drink and drive in Louisiana, reducing the chance of being involved in a drunk driving accident.
It is known that drinking and driving in Louisiana don't mix. Most people are confident that they can have one or two drinks in an evening and still be fine. People have different tolerances for alcohol, however, and it can be difficult to judge. A man was arrested on a recent Saturday night and charged with drunk driving.
Seeing those lights in your rear-view along with those sirens can send your heart racing. You may have just had a couple of beers, and you fear the inevitable battery of questions and tests the officer will put you through.
Drug addiction is a scourge that continues to plague Louisiana and the nation. Some in the criminal justice system are endeavoring to provide a second chance to repeat offenders. One such chance may have gone awry recently when a parolee was arrested and is now facing drug charges.
Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in Louisiana. Sadly, that can also mean that there is an increase in the number of suspected drunk driving accidents in and around the New Orleans area. One such accident occurred not far from the French Quarter and involved a vehicle reportedly ramming into a crowd of pedestrians.