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  • NTSB recommends ignition locks for all DWI offenders Play Video

    December 11, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. In the last three years, over 1,500 first time offenders in East Baton Rouge have been stopped for drunk driving. The offense is an automatic misdemeanor,... more »
  • LSP confident in breath test machines for DWI cases despite questions in PA

    March 23, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 1,000 drunk drivers are back on the streets of Philadelphia because of a mistake. Now authorities in Louisiana are making sure it will not happen here. In Philadelphia, cases got thrown-out because the Breathalyzer machines were improperly calibrated. The machines need to be set to... more »
  • New Drunk Driving Law

    August 31, 2009 3:12 PM

    Drivers who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test when they are stopped on suspicion of drunken driving face stiffer penalties for the refusal starting Tuesday. Louisiana lawmakers approved changes to the law earlier this year, in a move backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Under the new law, a suspect... more »

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