Drunk Driving Archives

Bike paths not enough protection in drunk driving crash

Bike paths are becoming a popular means to help ensure the safety of bicyclists and cars sharing the same roadways. There are many such bike paths in New Orleans and around Louisiana. On a night in March, they were not enough to protect two cyclists and others from a man who admits to having been intoxicated at the time of a crash. The apparent drunk driving crash resulted in the deaths of two cyclists and injuries to seven others.

Multiple drunk driving charges can carry heavy penalties

Being charged with a crime in Louisiana is a serious issue. When that crime involves drunk driving the implications of the charges can be far-reaching. It can have a negative impact on one's ability to make a living and provide for one's family as the possibility of having a driver's license suspended is a very real possibility. This is particularly true if it is not a person's first offense.

Inclement weather, a car accident and a drunk driving arrest

The recent inclement weather in Louisiana gave rise to multiple car accidents. The heavy amount of rain and water on the roadways can create flooding and hazardous driving conditions. One accident resulted in the driver facing charges for drunk driving and drug possession. The accident occurred on the northbound side of I-10 near Baton Rouge.

Presumption of innocence applies in drunk driving cases

Enjoying a couple of drinks after work with friends and colleagues is something that happens every day in Louisiana. Many people may not be aware of the impact that even a small amount of alcohol can have on one's ability to safely drive a car. Tragically, accidents can occur as a result of drunk driving and are sometimes fatal.

Both drivers charged with drunk driving after fatal crash

A drunk driving arrest can have serious ramifications. However, if a driver faces charges of drunk driving with aggravating circumstances, the penalties for conviction can be much more severe. In Louisiana, certain circumstances surrounding a DUI arrest can contribute to the severity of the charges. One example of this occurred recently near Lake Charles.

Lack of visibility may have contributed to drunk driving crash

When one is in an automobile accident or one's vehicle breaks down in Louisiana, it may be safest to remain inside the vehicle. This can be particularly true at night and police advise, for safety reasons, that one should remain in the car or truck until help arrives. A man's failure to adhere to this advice may have contributed to his death on a recent evening when he was struck by another vehicle driven by a man who was then charged with drunk driving.

Mock crashes illustrate the dangers of drunk driving

Kids and alcohol have long been, and will probably continue to be, a dangerous combination. Prom season is upon us and tragically some teens may lose their lives due to drinking and driving on prom night. One school in Louisiana is making an effort to protect teens and reduce the incidents of drunk driving.

Drunk driving accident takes another life

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.

First offense for drunk driving can be bewildering

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.

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