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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.

Charged with aggravated drunk driving? This could be why

Charges for driving under the influence of alcohol in Louisiana are serious enough as is, but certain charges can be even more severe. Aggravated drunk driving charges are usually filed when certain factors are present during a DUI arrest. These charges also tend to carry potentially enhanced consequences that can impact a defendant's future.

What happens if I'm arrested for drunk driving?

Being arrested for driving under the influence is an understandably frightening ordeal. You likely understand just how serious the matter is, as Louisiana laws do not leave wiggle room for the nuance of human behavior, decision making and even the misguided judgment of law enforcement officials. When dealing with drunk driving charges, it is best to have experience on your side.

Drunk driving arrests could increase soon

Some people in Louisiana may soon see an increased number of police officers on the road. Backed by a grant, one sheriff's office plans to increase checkpoints, officers and dedicated traffic patrols as they target a handful of violations. Although the department plans to go after a number of traffic violations, they have singled out potential drunk drivers at the top of their list.

Driver faces multiple charges for alleged drunk driving accident

Charges for driving while intoxicated can be especially serious when filed alongside other criminal allegations. A man in Louisiana is currently facing multiple charges for what authorities describe as a drunk driving accident. Two people -- including the driver -- were injured in the wreck, and another was killed.

Fatal accident leads to drunk driving homicide charges

Blood alcohol concentration tests are not always reliable. Nevertheless, when drivers in Louisiana find their BAC measures .08 or higher, they may conclude there is no reason to fight the drunk driving charges against them. However, this is not always the best course of action. In fact, for many, accepting the charges and their potential penalties may disrupt their lives in unimaginable ways.