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November 2014 Archives

Texting behind the wheel

Louisiana drivers might not be surprised to hear that the rate of motor vehicle accidents linked to the practice of texting while driving is on the rise countrywide. Multiple surveys and studies compiled by the Federal Communications Commission indicate that the use of a cellphone or other handheld electronic device while operating a motor vehicle dramatically increases the likelihood that an accident will occur.

Breaux Bridge man allegedly hits, kills 2 teenagers

Law enforcement authorities reported that a 32-year-old man allegedly hit three teenagers who were walking on Oct. 30 in St. Martin Parish, killing two of them and seriously injuring the third. The accident reportedly happened around 7:30 a.m. eastbound on Martin Street just west of Louisiana Highway 31.

Drunk driving in Louisiana

Residents in Louisiana may benefit from learning more about the statistics concerning drunk driving incidents that occur in the state. According to state laws, a fourth DUI offense may be considered a felony while the third offense may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. The first and second offenses have not had their criminal status classified under Louisiana law. Dating back to 2002, each of the 50 states now considers it unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content that exceeds .08 percent.