If you decide to have a drink in public between now and Labor Day, leave the establishment with a designated driver or there is a good chance you will get pulled over by police.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered throughout the United States.
According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, “law enforcement agencies across Louisiana are beefing up their highway patrols through Labor Day to take impaired drivers off the road and into a jail cell.”
From 2012 to 2016 there were 22 drunk driving fatalities on the highway over the Labor Day holiday in Louisiana, according to the Highway Safety Research Group at LSU.
“If you are caught driving while impaired, you put yourself in a position to be arrested and prosecuted,” executive director of the LHSC Lisa Freeman said. “Impaired driving is a serious problem in Louisiana, and our law enforcement partners are taking a ‘no excuses’ approach to impaired drivers in order to keep our roads safe.”