Melissa Matey

Don Ames
May 02, 2019 - 9:18 am
Louisiana residents who want to carry their driver's license on their smartphones can now do so for free. State law offers motorists the option of carrying a digital driver's license on their cellphone, rather than having to carry a physical license in their wallet or purse. And, that option is a...
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Jim Hanzo
March 11, 2019 - 9:15 am
With the new time change you may notice the sun won't be coming up as early. That will definitely pose problems on the road for drivers. Sgt. Melissa Matey with Louisiana State Police said this is a cause for concern when you leave the house in the morning and when you head home. "Make sure that...
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February 15, 2019 - 10:47 am
(WWL.com) After a year-long investigation, State Police have arrested fifteen suspects in connection with a Mardi Gras 2018 incident known as a ride out where participants would stop up highways and ride recklessly. Senior Trooper Melissa Matey said the investigation is very complex as many...
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Chris Miller
August 09, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Louisiana State Police is asking for the public's help in identifying a hit-and-run vehicle that struck a man on the I-10 East collector road at Causeway Blvd. in Metairie. The pedestrian is in critical condition after being Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. "Preliminary investigation revealed that 25...
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July 05, 2018 - 8:12 pm
(WWL.com) - Suspected members of the infamous Felony Lane Gang were arrested Tuesday as part of a routine traffic stop, where officers discovered nearly 12,500 dollars, 22 credit cards, 5 checkbooks, 40 grams of pot, 11 drivers licenses from across the country and even 14 wigs. The mountain of loot...
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June 28, 2018 - 3:20 pm
(WWL.com) A child was returned to his family after an Amber Alert was issued for 9-month-old Liam Allen who was abducted last night after 43-year-old Terry Doehling stole a vehicle he was sleeping in. Doehling drove the vehicle from Jeanerette to New Orleans allegedly unaware that the child was in...
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Jim Hanzo
June 14, 2018 - 7:21 am
A study from AAA reports some shocking research. 60 percent of adults admit to drowsy driving and 33 percent have fallen asleep at the wheel. Not only that but the number of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly 8 times higher than federal estimates indicate. State trooper Melissa Matey says it's...
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Chris Miller
October 31, 2017 - 8:56 am
Halloween night is when we pretend to be ghastly creatures who have come back from the dead, but the holiday has become a night of real death, caused by drunken driving. Halloween is even deadlier than New Year's for fatal drunk driving crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation...
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September 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm
(WWL.com) State Police say a 7-year-old was killed Sunday in a single vehicle crash in St. Charles Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says they believe the driver, 32-year-old Islam Ezzo of Hahnville was impaired when he ran off the road. "During the crash, a 7-year-old that was seated in the vehicle...
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Jim Hanzo
August 16, 2017 - 11:02 am
School is back in session, and now drivers need to be aware of young children darting out in the street. It's important to be on the lookout for school zones. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey says while some school zones may have flashing lights, others may not. "Pay special attention to all...
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