BATON ROUGE- The federal government wants to mandate interlock devices for all first-time drunken drivers.
The device prevents a car from starting if the driver has a detectable level of alcohol on their breath.
Right now, Louisiana doesn't require the device for first-time offenders, but in Baton Rouge,... more »
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 »
WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
The governor's package has moved through committee. The following bills go to House floor without amendments: HB 1231: Lose license for two years for third degree feticide. Third degree feticide includes death in any motor vehicle (boat, car, etc.) Currently, law mandates two-year suspension for manslaughter, vehicular homicide and negligent... more »