LSP reminding holiday motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving
Posted on 11/21/2017 4:38:00 AM.

State Police is reminding holiday travelers that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Sgt. James Anderson says 10 people died and over 700 injured in crashes in Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Accused Endymion drunk driver faces 22 additional charges
Posted on 2/28/2017 1:34:00 PM.

The accused drunk driver in the Endymion parade crash is facing more and more charges and the victim count rises. Neilson Rizzuto has been charged with an additional 22 counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says that number could still go up because the victim count is up to 32.

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Analyst: Driver in Endymion crash may only face 5 year sentence
Posted on 2/27/2017 12:09:00 PM.

The man accused of drunkenly plowing into parade goers at Endymion in New Orleans may not face much jail time. That’s according to legal analyst Tim Meche, who says 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is only charged with negligent vehicular injury, a hit and run with serious injury, and reckless operation after police say he crashed his truck into a crowd and sent 21 people to area hospitals.

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Woman arrested for drunk driving after fiery crash with kids in vehicle
Posted on 11/7/2016 10:54:00 AM.

A Lake Charles woman, who was allegedly intoxicated with kids in the car, is behind bars following a fiery crash on Highway 165. State Trooper Scott Moreau says 29-year-old Kate Davis had four children in her vehicle when she veered off the road in Jefferson Davis parish just after midnight Sunday.

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Lafayette man pleads guilty to 2015 fiery crash that killed one and injured three
Posted on 7/26/2016 12:19:00 PM.

The man responsible for last year’s Mardi Gras crash in Lafayette that killed one woman and left three others injured has pled guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular injury. 25-year-old Bryce Chapman was driving drunk at over 100 miles per hour and struck Carol Richard’s vehicle. First Assistant District Attorney Daniel Landry says Richard was just on her way home from the grocery store.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins today
Posted on 12/18/2015 1:10:00 AM.

To keep alcohol related deaths down during the holiday season, police are increasing the number of officers on our roadways to stop drunk driving. State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins today and runs through January 3rd. He says over the Thanksgiving holiday they saw a high number of traffic fatalities and want to prevent that from happening again.

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Louisiana ranks 5th state for worst drivers
Posted on 12/4/2015 3:05:00 AM.

Louisiana ranks 5th for the worst drivers in the country. That’s according to the website, who says Louisiana is the worst state when it comes to obeying traffic signals. State Police Trooper Melissa Matey says Louisiana also has a problem with drunk drivers, as 42% of fatal crashes are due to drinking and driving.
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Trooper investigating DWI crash gets hit by drunk driver
Posted on 4/6/2015 11:35:00 AM.
State police say one of their troopers was injured in a crash involving a drunk driver Sunday morning while investigating another DWI related accident in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trooper Dustin Dwight says the unidentified trooper had the first DWI suspect inside his vehicle parked on the side of I-12 and was finishing up the paperwork for that accident report.
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Anti drunk driving campaign starts today
Posted on 8/15/2014 3:26:00 AM.
Today begins the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign across the country, with hundreds of  law enforcement agencies participating here in Louisiana. With alcohol being a factor in as many as 40 percent of all fatal vehicular crashes, cops are keen to get out and lock up drunk drivers. Executive Director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Lt. Col. John Leblanc says drunk driving has become too prevalent on state roads.
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Head-on collision on I-55 leaves two men dead
Posted on 3/11/2014 11:28:00 AM.
State Police say two people are dead following a head-on collision on I-55 in St. John the Baptist Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says they believe 32 year old Brandon Craig of Franklinton was traveling the wrong direction on the interstate when he struck a vehicle driven by Conrad Hebert of Tickfaw which resulted in the fatal crash.
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