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Speed and impairment cited in Calcasieu Parish wrecks

The Louisiana State Police’s Troop D is right here in Calcasieu Parish, but the law enforcement unit is responsible for much more than patrols here. Troop D covers more than 5,000 square miles in five parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu.

What are the penalties for a DUI in Louisiana?

It’s no secret that over the last 30 years, states, including Louisiana, have passed tougher and tougher laws to curb drunk driving. For example, in the early 2000s, more and more states lowered the blood alcohol limit (BAC) drivers could have before facing a DUI—down to .08%—and now drivers under age 21 can be convicted of a DUI if they have a .02% BAC or more.

Louisiana man on tricycle facing multiple drug charges

If you drive east of Lake Charles for about three hours, you will come to Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish. The town of about 14,000 is home to Nicholls State University, rival to McNeese State, of course. Thibodaux is also home to a 29-year-old man who was arrested recently on drug charges after law enforcement officers found him riding a tricycle.

Louisiana State gets grant to study commercial vehicle crashes

While not every resident of Louisiana is a fan of Louisiana State University football (some of us prefer the McNeese State University Cowboys, for example), most are proud of the renowned school’s excellent reputation in scientific research (especially for NASA), teacher training, the humanities, natural history and much more.

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