Posts tagged "drunk driver"

Do you know how to avoid a drunk driver?

Keeping yourself and your family safe on the road is about more than just understanding how to drive safely while obeying the law. It is also about being able to identify and avoid hazards, from debris loose on the roadway to animals and even other drivers. That's why it is important to know how to spot driving behaviors that could put you at risk. Those include both the behaviors you commonly see from aggressive drivers during "road rage" incidents, as well as moves that are simply risky on their own or that signal a driver may be intoxicated.

Man charged with DWI, vehicular homicide after killing bicyclist

A 28-year-old Louisiana man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Terrytown on March 21. The accident happened at approximately 8 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 428 near Peter Street, according to authorities.

Facts about fatal drunk driving accidents

Drivers in Louisiana who get behind the wheel while they are drunk put themselves and others at great risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, 30 people are killed every day in car accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Almost one-third of all of the annual traffic fatalities in the U.S. involve a drunk driver.

Louisiana head-on collision leave motorcyclist dead

Law enforcement officials report that an accident involving a motorcycle and a car in Jefferson Davis Parish during the night hours of Aug. 27 left the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the accident. An ambulance transported the injured driver to Lake Charles Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

New Louisiana bill looks to curb victim's rights

It’s become popular to wax poetic about the evils of frivolous litigation or crack jokes about trial lawyers and, like most jokes, there is some seed of truth there. But, for all the humor, the civil courts are set up for a noble purpose: to allow normal citizens access to real justice and compensation when they’ve been legitimately wronged. Within those walls, the wealth, power and status of a company or an individual are supposed to have no influence.

Louisiana man charged for third DWI after hitting school bus

At what point does an impaired driver learn his or her lesson? How many convictions and suspended licenses and stints in jail does it take for a repeat drunk driver to get the picture? How many car accidents and injuries are necessary to make a multiple offender wise up? We’ve seen a fair amount of stories of late about drunk drivers being charged for the second, third, even sixth time.

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