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State Police make good on promise to police I-10 for holiday

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 03, 2013 Sep 3, 2013 Tuesday, September 03 2013 September 03, 2013 10:07 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- State Police released the highlights of a weekend crackdown on drivers who were not obeying the law.

"Operation Safe Corridor" was a Labor Day holiday blitz on I-10. Eight states were part of the initiative: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

In Louisiana, 1,400 speeding citations were issued. Drivers driving too fast were caught by ground and air support units, troopers said Tuesday.

Thirty-two people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Over the four day operation, Louisiana State Troopers investigated nearly 50 motor vehicle crashes on I-10, two of which involved fatalities. Fifteen crashes involved injuries and seven involved impaired drivers. State Police also investigated a total of eight fatal crashes statewide on all state highways and interstates.

Truck drivers were also cited, removed from the road, or had their vehicles taken off the roads because of issues.

State Police also reported a number of drug busts during the four day operation on I-10.
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