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Louisiana man’s DWI arrest makes national news

It takes a little more than four hours to drive east on interstate 10 and other highways to get to Cut Off, Louisiana. The 200-mile distance can be covered easily enough in a car, but what if you were driving a lawn mower? The town of less than 6,000 in Lafourche Parish recently garnered some national attention when one of its residents was arrested for drunk driving – on a lawn mower.

Diabetes and DWI

The American Diabetes Association says that more than 30 million Americans are diabetic, which is about seven times the population of Louisiana. People with diabetes often struggle with related health issues, including increased risks of glaucoma, heart disease, neuropathy and nerve damage.

Follow-up on Louisiana’s LACE

Regular readers of our Lake Charles legal blog will recall that early this year we wrote a post about problems with LACE (Local Agency Compensated Enforcement), a program designed to strengthen local law enforcement agencies across Louisiana. LACE was funded by local district attorneys who contracted with the State Police to have troopers help local agencies enforce traffic laws.

Should Louisiana Require Unanimous Verdicts In Felony Trials?

Unlike nearly every other state, Louisiana only requires that 10 out of 12 jurors agree on a defendant's guilt for the defendant to be found guilty in a felony criminal trial. However, thanks to a new bill, this policy may soon come to an end and juries may be required to unanimously agree in order for a defendant to be convicted of a serious felony.

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