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Drunk driving suspect accused of homicide

A Louisiana man who was arrested on July 3 has had charges against him upgraded, according to local sources. Police in Baton Rouge arrested the man for suspected drunk driving after he crashed into a bench. The charges have been upgraded to include vehicular homicide now that the victim who had been sitting on the bench at the time has died.

Police charge 18-wheeler driver with drunk driving, hit and run

It is not that often that Louisiana authorities arrest the operator of an 18-wheeler for DWI while driving through city roadways. The Houma police reported recently that they had that distinction when they detained and charged a 35-year-old male with drunk driving and hit and run. The police responded to reports that a rig towing a large box trailer was being recklessly operated on a city street.

Police say man driving lawnmower arrested for drunk driving

Everyone has their own idea of how to enjoy the leisure time of a Saturday evening. One Louisiana man's idea of a good time is not one that most people would consider. The police in Lafourche Parish also did not share the man's idea of a recreational outing. They say that they pulled the 59-year-old over while he was driving a lawnmower on the shoulder of LA 3162 just after midnight on May 22. They eventually arrested him for drunk driving.

Louisiana man accused of drunk driving in crash

A man in Covington has been charged following a car crash that killed a 1-month-old baby and injured several other people. Louisiana State Police say they have reason to believe the 62-year-old man was drunk driving when the accident took place. If he is found guilty, he could face fines, the loss of his license and serious prison time.

Man arrested by state police for 4th-offense drunk driving

Louisiana has numerous persons who are repeat offenders of DWI offenses. It is well-known that as the number and intensity of offenses increase, the punishment meted out by the court will also be intensified. Sentences in prison can result for those who repeatedly get into trouble with drunk driving arrests and convictions.

High school coach suspected of drunk driving

Baseball season is in "full swing" at many Louisiana high schools and others around the country. Most coaches are concerning themselves with pitching rotations, batting lineups, run production and other statistics. However, one high school coach likely has much more on his mind right now following his recent arrest for drunk driving.

Facing another drunk driving charge?

It happened. You were driving down the road, minding your own business, when you were pulled over by Louisiana police for suspected drunk driving. After going through all the field sobriety tests, you were arrested and taken to jail. This is not the first time this has happened to you and now you are concerned about what this will mean for your future.

Campaign results in drunk driving charges for 70 motorists

Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout Louisiana with a variety of parties, parades and other celebrations. While the majority of these events serve alcoholic beverages to partygoers, individuals are strongly encouraged to not drink and drive. One state police troop recently participated in a state-wide campaign that resulted in over 70 people being charged with alleged drunk driving.

Thibodaux man facing drunk driving charge after traffic stop

When someone is spotted driving the wrong way on a one way street in Louisiana, he or she is likely to be stopped by the police. While that is typically cause to receive a ticket for a traffic violation, more problems can arise if the driver is suspected to have been drinking while driving. A wrong-way driver was recently arrested for alleged drunk driving in Thibodaux.

What happens when I'm stopped for drunk driving?

Traffic stops are often seen as a routine, albeit inconvenient, aspect of driving. However, for those accused of driving while under the influence, a traffic stop may be anything but. Many drunk driving charges in Louisiana stem from traffic stops, and it is important for drivers to understand the process.