The holiday season has arrived in Louisiana, and with it the holiday party season. There is a significant increase in the number of parties and other social engagements in the month of December. Many of these engagements will involve alcohol. Sadly, that can also mean an increase in incidents of drunk driving, which can contribute to holiday fatalities.
The death of a child is one of the hardest things in life to cope with. When that tragedy is because of drunk driving, the impact is magnified. Such an accident happened near Baton Rouge on a recent weekend. One teenager is dead and another suffered serious injuries.
Problems associated with driving under the influence of alcohol are not new to Louisiana. However there is a new wrinkle in the issue and that involves driving under the influence of drugs instead of, or in addition to, alcohol. According to a new study, one in four Louisiana residents engages in drunk driving and/or driving high.
Driving under the influence of alcohol remains a serious problem in Louisiana and across the country. Anyone, anywhere, anytime can fall victim to the consequences of drunk driving. Such was the situation on Johnson Street in Lafayette Parish on a recent Friday night.
Accidents occur every day, often caused by distracted drivers. Cell phones, eating on the go, children fighting in the back seat, or falling asleep at the wheel are all factors that need to be examined in an accident. However, a Louisiana woman is now facing drunk driving and other serious criminal charges after a recent pedestrian accident in what authorities claim as an intentional hit-and-run.
There can be many reasons for a motor-vehicle accident to occur. Weather, distraction or driver error should all be considered as factors in determining the cause of a collision. Recently, a Louisiana woman was arrested after injuring five pedestrians while driving. According to law enforcement, she was drunk driving at the time of the incident.
For those who have never been involved in a car accident, it may be difficult to predict how a person might respond. Unfortunately, with the adrenaline that is often associated with such a moment, a person recently involved in a crash could react unpredictably. In fact, a man in Louisiana is now accused of drunk driving after he allegedly failed to stop for an off-duty police officer.
A woman, alone, late at night is likely understandably apprehensive about a strange man approaching her vehicle. Despite justifiable wariness in a situation such as this, one police officer in Louisiana claims that a woman attempted to run him over after he approached her vehicle in a parking lot. The woman -- the wife of the village police chief -- was soon arrested, accused of drunk driving.
Car accidents can occur before drivers even have an opportunity to react. They happen for a variety of reasons, many of which are simple driver error. Unfortunately, police in Louisiana believe that a recent fatal crash was caused by a driver who was drunk driving at the time.
Police officers have difficult jobs. They are often the object of public ridicule for actions they must make in split seconds, often while their lives are in danger. Unfortunately, this often means that when a law enforcement officer is suspected of a crime, consequences are often swift and harsh. In fact, a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana has recently been arrested for drunk driving.