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Possible career repercussions after drunk driving arrests

As regular readers of our Lake Charles legal blog know, Louisiana’s drunk driving laws are among the harshest in the nation. Those convicted of DUI/DWI can face jail time, fines and lengthy driver’s license suspensions. There can be other results, though not imposed on you by the state, can be just as painful, including drastically higher vehicle insurance premiums and even loss of a job or career.

Louisiana bride on honeymoon arrested in case of mistaken identity

Few things in life are more romantic than a honeymoon. And few things are less romantic than being arrested on your honeymoon. But that’s what happened to a Louisiana woman who was on a cruise ship returning from her honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico, when she was placed in handcuffs and arrested.

Louisiana police officer accused of causing drunk driving crash

Two hours east on Interstate 10: that is all it takes to get from Lake Charles to Louisiana’s capital of Baton Rouge. We recently read a report that a police officer there has been accused of causing a head-on collision while he was behind the wheel of an unmarked police car.

The dangers of ignition interlocks required by Louisiana law

In certain situations, Louisiana law requires you to install an ignition interlock in your vehicle and then blow into the device before you can start your vehicle. If the device does not detect a prohibited level of alcohol in your system, you can start your car up and drive off, but you will have to provide additional breath samples while you’re driving in order to prove you’re not drinking while you’re behind the wheel.

Louisiana teacher accused of kicking 5-year-old student in head

If you drive due east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for a little bit more than an hour, you will arrive in Lafayette. A special education teacher in Louisiana’s fourth-largest city was recently arrested on a charge of simple battery.

Early morning traffic stop ends in Louisiana drug-dealing charges

If you drive north of Lake Charles for about 200 miles, you will come to Bossier Parish. According to a news report, a patrol deputy with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office recently made an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 20 for improper lane usage.

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.

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