Drunk Driving

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Jim Hanzo
December 31, 2019 - 10:20 am
Louisiana State Police will be out in force tonight looking for drunk drivers on one of the biggest party nights of the year. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Lisa Freeman says drunk driving crashes spike in the 100 hours before New Years, with 74 injuries and two deaths from...
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Jim Hanzo
October 21, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Tashonty Toney the man charged in the deaths of 2 bicycle riders and injuring 7 others has pleaded guilty to most of the charges against him. Toney was in court today where he signed a plea agreement to 14 counts related to the injuries but he says he wants to go to trial over the two negligent...
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Louisiana State Police are investigating crashes that left three people dead after victims were sent flying off the elevated Westbank Expressway. Witnesses report an initial crash around 10:30pm. Several people were standing outside the vehicles when another driver crashed into a disabled vehicle...
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Chris Miller
May 27, 2019 - 11:45 am
As law enforcement around the state patrols for suspected drunk drivers this holiday period, Mothers Against Drunk Driving says Louisiana has the second-lowest conviction rate in states where they monitor court cases. Thirty seven percent of drunk driving cases that MADD monitored in sixteen...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
I realize that title belongs to Fyodor Dostoevsky, and I would never steal it because that would constitute a crime for which I should be punished. Some people don’t fear punishment, so they are more inclined to commit crime. At least that’s what I gleaned from the conversations we had this morning...
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September 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
(WWL.com) State Police say a 2 year old is dead and other children sustained injuries after their father drunkenly flew through an intersection in Donaldsonville on Highway 70 and got t-boned. 27-year-old John Henderson of Baton Rouge, the driver, has been arrested as a result. State Police...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:37 pm
A couple of off-duty NOPD cops found themselves on the wrong side of law over the weekend. Police say it happened in separate suspected drunk driving incidents. "On Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 3:05 p.m., the Public Integrity Bureau was notified of an accident involving Senior Officer Tonishia...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
Olivia Matte, accused in a fatal drunk driving crash on the Causeway last year, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide, according to the New Orleans Advocate . Matte was about to begin trial when she changed her plea, and also pleaded guilty to vehicular negligent injury and careless driving...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 20, 2018 - 10:58 pm
Three people were taken to the hospital after a vehicle slammed into a wall at the Town View Cafe in Belle Chasse Monday. Police suspect the driver was drunk. Five other people suffered minor injuries. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office says the people transported to the hospital were all...
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