Posted: Jun 29, 2010 6:34 AM
Source: Associated Press
Louisiana State Police and state wildlife agents will be out looking for drunk drivers and boaters over the Fourth of July holiday.
Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Commission, says there were 252 alcohol-related wrecks on state roads during last year's Fourth of July weekend.
He says they injured 64 people and killed one.
He says the year before - when the Fourth was a three-day holiday - six people died and 123 were injured in wrecks blamed on drunk drivers.
Lt. Col. Jeff Mayne of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division notes that the same laws apply to boaters - who can lose their driver's license as well as their boating privileges if they're caught running a boat while drunk.