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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mardi Gras is almost here in Louisiana, and along with it will come multiple parties and celebrations. While it is a festive and widely celebrated period, it also is a time when incidents of drunk driving see an increase on area roadways. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of drunk driving deaths at this time is higher than the national average.
Winter is often a bad time for car accidents in Louisiana as it ushers in the party season associated with Christmas and New Year's. The holiday festivities frequently include alcohol and people may drink more than normal and may not be aware of how alcohol can affect them when behind the wheel. Sadly, accidents that involve drunk driving frequently result in fatalities.