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  • Slidell Police: Babysitter arrested for drunk driving crash; children injured

    May 2, 2017 1:43 PM

    SLIDELL – A woman was arrested after police say she got into a drunk driving crash while children she was babysitting were in the car with her. The Slidell Police Department arrested Brenda Brown for DWI with Child Endangerment, two counts of vehicular negligent injuring, two counts of no... more »
  • Lake Charles man killed in head-on crash on LA 171; Impairment suspected

    April 22, 2017 3:39 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - A Lake Charles man was killed in a head-on collision on LA 171 Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old Carl Bryant was driving his 1992 Toyota Tercel on the wrong side of the highway when he crashed head-on into another vehicle around 10:10 p.m.... more »
  • Uber predicts surge in Baton Rouge on New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2016 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Even if it rains Saturday night, revelers are still expected to be out in force, and the mobile taxi service Uber could charge higher rates as a result. In an email, Uber predicts prices to surge right after midnight, and rates will likely remain high for hours.... more »
  • Men convicted in deadly crashes want early prison release

    December 1, 2016 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men who are behind bars for separate alcohol-related crashes that killed eight people are each asking for an early release. The Advocate reports Brett Gerald and Joseph Branch filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the state Department of Corrections. Gerald was sentenced to 35 years... more »
  • Mom arrested after driving drunk with children inside vehicle, crashing on Hwy. 165

    November 7, 2016 2:29 PM

    JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH – A mother was arrested for driving drunk while her four children were in the vehicle, following a crash on Highway 165. The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 on Highway 165 south of Highway 101 when a Buick van, driven by 29-year-old... more »
  • Medics recovering after drunk driver crashed into wreck

    June 30, 2016 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two EMTs and an officer injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed through the scene of a wreck early Sunday morning are recovering well. First responders were at the scene of an accident on I-10 East at the 10/12 split at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when... more »
  • Driver sues bar for $1M after drunken crash

    June 27, 2016 4:33 PM

    DALLAS - The Dallas Morning News reported a man is filing a lawsuit against a bar for allegedly serving him too much to drink, leading him to later crash his car. The man, Gordon Savage, brought the lawsuit against W.W. Fairfield’s restaurant and club after he ended his eight-hour... more »
  • Accused drunk driver insults officers, vomits

    June 20, 2016 1:57 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Illinois police said that a woman hurled insults and vomit at officers after she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Hazel Rojas, 44 was pulled over after police said that her Land Rover failed to go through a green light, and then was traveling below the... more »
  • Cops: Boy, 14, was driving drunk with intoxicated dad in car

    June 3, 2016 12:07 PM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Police have charged a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy with driving drunk while his even more intoxicated father rode in the passenger seat. WNEP-TV reports the boy was stopped by Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree) police for driving erratically on Wednesday night. His blood-alcohol content was .106 percent, more than the state's... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • 20-years for driver in death of Carnival float driver

    May 11, 2016 11:22 AM

    GRETNA - A Gretna man received a 20-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving accident that killed a Westwego man. A Jefferson Parish District Attorney's news release said the sentence was handed down Tuesday for 56-year-old Michael Burrle. Burrle had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The victim was 53-year-old Don Dauzat.... more »
  • Man arrested for drunk driving and crashing into State Police car

    April 21, 2016 3:32 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man was arrested after driving drunk and crashing into a Louisiana State Police car. On Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m., 45-year-old Duane McClendon of Morgan City was traveling eastbound on I-10 near Breaux Bridge when he ran off of the right side of the road and... more »
  • Woman pulled over for 4th offense DWI with unrestrained child in car

    March 1, 2016 6:59 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 32-year-old woman from St. Amant was arrested for her fourth DWI after she was reportedly pulled over with a BAC more than four times the legal limit with her unrestrained infant child in the vehicle Monday night, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputies... more »
  • 'Affluenza' teen's case moved to adult system

    February 19, 2016 11:12 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas judge says the case of a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will be moved to adult court. Ethan Couch was 16 at the time of the 2013 crash that killed four people near Fort Worth. During his... more »
  • While 'affluenza' teen went free, similar case led to prison

    February 15, 2016 11:46 AM

    HUNTSVILLE - One 16-year-old drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed into a pregnant woman's car, killing her and her unborn child. Another drunken teenager rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people assisting a stranded driver, killing four. Jaime Arellano went to prison. Ethan Couch went free.... more »
  • MADD: Car-locking systems have stopped 1.77 million drivers

    February 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Mothers Against Drunk Driving says car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million drivers from getting on the roads since states first passed laws requiring some offenders to install them in 1999. The report on ignition interlock systems was released Wednesday. It compiles the number of... more »
  • Attorneys: 'Affluenza' teen to return to Texas within weeks

    January 20, 2016 7:12 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork was... more »
  • A look at the 'affluenza' teen case

    January 1, 2016 1:21 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense in a trial for a deadly drunken-driving wreck is being detained in a Mexico City immigration facility while his mother is jailed in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico. Here's a look at what has... more »
  • 'Affluenza' teen to remain in Mexico, for now

    December 30, 2015 1:01 PM

    HOUSTON - An official in Mexico says a teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense has been granted a three-day delay in deportation. An official with Mexico's Migration Institute told Associated Press reporter E. Eduardo Castillo on Wednesday that 18-year-old Ethan Couch won a three-day court... more »
  • Hundreds of leads in search for 'affluenza' teen

    December 21, 2015 1:06 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday that the tips about 18-year-old Ethan Couch's disappearance... more »
  • High court takes up challenges to drunken-driving test

    December 11, 2015 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is taking up a group of cases challenging laws in Minnesota and North Dakota that make it a crime for people arrested for drunken driving to refuse to take a chemical test that can detect the presence of alcohol. The justices agreed Friday to consider... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Department receives DWI, traffic enforcement grant

    November 23, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local police have been awarded an enforcement grant funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to further crack down on seatbelt, drunk driving and speeding violations in the Capital City. Enforcement operations in connection with the grant... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • New Jersey town wants to be its residents' designated driver

    September 1, 2015 4:42 PM

    MARLTON - A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver. Evesham Township will operate a shuttle system to take people home from bars on weekends as part of a 30-day pilot program. NJ.com reports the shuttle will make five stops near nine... more »
  • DWI task force wants forced blood tests statewide Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's DWI Task Force wants law enforcement agencies across the state to forcibly test the blood of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to blow into a breathalyzer. The task force believes the practice will greatly reduce drunk driving if offenders know there's no way to prevent... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Walk Like MADD Play Video

    May 1, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980 by a mother, whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver. For the last 35 years, they've been working to raise awareness and funds to eliminate drunk driving. MADD is the nation's largest non-profit organization working to protect families from... more »
  • Prison for 4 DWI's in 2 days

    April 27, 2015 9:05 PM

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND- A man who was arrested 4 times in 48 hours for drunk driving got prison time. John Lourenco was sentenced to 2 years in prison and a $3,400 fine. He also has to attend alcohol counseling. Once he's released from prison, his license is suspended for... more »
  • Drunk driving mom

    March 13, 2015 7:54 PM

    OCALA, FLORIDA- Police arrested a pregnant mom for drunk driving who had two 18-month-olds in the SUV with her when she rear-ended another car. Angel Nicole Oliver recorded a blood-alcohol level about three-times the legal limit. Police say she is six-months pregnant and her two kids with her were... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by suspected drunk driver

    February 14, 2015 11:09 AM

    CHAUVIN - According to Louisiana State Police, a Montegut man was killed when he was hit by a car while walking on the side of LA 58 in Terrebonne Parish. Troopers say Shane Authement, 28, was pronounced dead after he was hit by Ernie Driskill, 53, who was driving... more »
  • Livingston deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    January 30, 2015 10:33 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish reported their plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Saturday, Jan. 31 in an effort to protect citizens from the threat of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel. Specifics about the checkpoint location or the... more »
  • Man found passed out in drive-thru charged with 4th DWI

    January 6, 2015 12:04 PM

    CUT OFF - A man was charged Sunday with a fourth-offense DWI after deputies in Lafourche Parish found him sleeping behind the wheel of his pickup truck in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant in Cut Off. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Trent Callais... more »
  • Family shines light on consequences of drunk driving Play Video

    December 31, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A brother and sister who buried six members of their family two years ago spoke out today, hoping to stop people from driving drunk on New Year's Eve. In May of 2012 Brett Gerald was under the influence and crashed into an oncoming car, killing everyone... more »
  • Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    November 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    HAMMOND - State Police believe a woman was driving drunk when she crashed Sunday night, killing her father. Amber Hoyt, 22, ran off the side of La. 1064, drove down an enbankment and hit her tree. Police say Douglas Hoyt, 45, wasn't wearing his seat belt and died from... more »
  • Drunk driver crashes into tailgating trailer

    October 27, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game. The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
  • Jury being charged in deadly cycling wreck trial

    October 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin gave instructions to the jury Friday evening in the vehicular homicide trial of Joseph Branch, and deliberations should begin shortly after. Earlier Friday Danny Morris, the surviving cyclist from the 2012 crash, told jurors he's in constant pain and suffered neurological damage because... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A six-person jury has been selected the vehicular homicide trial of a man accused of killing one cyclist and injuring a second while driving drunk in 2012. Joseph Branch faces charges of vehicular homicide and 1st degree vehicular negligent injury for the crash that killed Nathan... more »
  • Woman gets 30 years for drunken deadly wreck

    September 25, 2014 3:38 PM

    LAPLACE - A LaPlace woman, drunk when she caused a car wreck that killed three people in Norco, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. One of the victims was a pregnant woman. State District Judge Emile St. Pierre handed down the sentence Thursday for 42-year-old Jennifer Englade, who... more »
  • Man accused of fourth DWI

    July 25, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on charges of fourth offense DWI and said he has a history of drunk driving arrests dating back to 1989. A patrolling officer stopped Gregory McKinley, 55, shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night as he travelled southbound on Plank Road. Police... more »
  • Trooper: Crash scene looked like plane had exploded

    July 9, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper told jurors in David Leger's vehicular homicide trial Wednesday that the deadly wreck from 2011 he's accused of causing looked like a plane had exploded on the interstate. The trooper told jurors the wreck on was "overwhelming," and there was "complete chaos" when... more »
  • Gerald faces sentencing for drunk driving deaths

    March 12, 2013 7:26 AM

    CLINTON - The man who police say was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car head-on, killing seven people, will learn his fate today in an East Feliciana Parish courtroom. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty in December to seven counts of vehicular homicide, after originally... more »

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