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Louisiana ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign ramps up for holidays

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in DUI/DWI

[caption id="attachment_5510" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo courtesy of www.baristanet.com[/caption] All across Louisiana law enforcement agencies are joining forces to increase patrols for alcohol related driving offenses from December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015.  December 2013 was one of the deadliest months in Louisiana resulting in 55 fatal crashes, 11 of which were from the four days leading up to Christmas and New Year's holidays. Alcohol was a factor is more than half of these accidents. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign provides grants to local law enforcement agencies to increase patrols and fund increased checkpoints. "If you plan on drinking this holiday season, please have a plan and make good decisions.", says Colonel Mike Edmondson, Louisiana State Police Superintendent. In 2013, Louisiana police made over 21,000 DWI arrests and alcohol was a factor in about 42 percent of fatal crashes. Although it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol, Louisiana had about twice the average number of 18 to 20-year-old drivers involved in alcohol-related crashes. If you or someone you know is arrested for a DWI this holiday season, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us info@bloomlegal.com.

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