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Bill seeks to increase consequences for drunk driving charges

Drivers arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated already face significant criminal consequences. Even those who are never convicted can end up losing their licenses and face other consequences in their personal lives. Despite the already steep outcomes that most people accused of drunk driving deal with, Louisiana lawmakers are trying to make things even more difficult.

Police arrest man accused of causing drunk driving wreck

Louisiana police say they arrested a man who allegedly collided with a police cruiser in Lake Charles. Authorities filed multiple charges against the driver, including at least one for drunk driving. The State Police trooper who was involved in the accident did not suffer any serious injuries.

2-vehicle wreck leads to drunk driving charges

Several people were injured in a recent two-vehicle accident. According to Louisiana police, the wreck was caused by a driver who they believe was under the influence of alcohol at the time. He has since been charged for drunk driving in addition to several other offenses. Although it is only his first DWI offense, even a first-time charge can have serious consequences for people in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles police make drunk driving arrest

Criminal allegations of driving while impaired are already serious enough as is, but certain situations might elevate criminal charges. A Louisiana man is currently facing charges his third offense of drunk driving with child endangerment alongside several other charges. In these types of situations, crafting a solid criminal defense strategy can be essential to securing the best possible outcome.

Louisiana man facing drunk driving charges after hit-and-run

Police in Louisiana believe that a man might have been under the influence of alcohol when he hit and struck a man out riding a bicycle. The bicyclist was killed in the collision. Authorities have since arrested the driver thought to be responsible for the accident.

Louisiana police officer suspended over drunk driving charges

Police in Louisiana recently arrested one of their own for supposedly getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. Before the man's arrest, he allegedly led police on a chase, which ended in an accident. Charged with drunk driving, he also apparently had a minor in his vehicle during the incident. These types of criminal allegations are quite serious and can lead to possible severe consequences for Lake Charles defendants who are also accused of driving under the influence.

Drunk driving may be more common than you think

Police claim that the streets in Lake Charles may be less safe than most people think. According to officials, as many as 25 percent of Louisiana drivers are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol at any given time. A task force recently suggested establishing another way to combat these offenses outside of drunk driving charges, which would involve creating a new criminal offense -- driving under the influence of drugs, or a DUID.  

Off-duty officer arrested for 3rd drunk driving offense

A Louisiana officer was recently arrested for the second time in four months. Authorities say that he was under the influence of alcohol when he caused an accident. He was charged with drunk driving, which is his third time facing such an offense. Although even first time DWI charges are serious, subsequent arrests can have serious implications for Lake Charles defendants. 

Louisiana police arrest UPS delivery woman for drunk driving

Delivering all of Louisiana's online-shopping packages can be a stressful job that requires careful attention to the road and task at hand. Louisiana police claim that one delivery woman shirked those duties and instead delivered packages while under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for drunk driving and drug possession. 

Drunk driving fines increase under new law

Paying the steep fines associated with certain criminal charges can be cost prohibitive for some Lake Charles residents. Recently enacted state laws could make doing so even harder. Fines for drunk driving convictions were recently raised, adding on a bigger burden for those already in the middle of a difficult situation. 

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