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Louisiana police officer caught falsifying drunk driving report

You have to drive east of Lake Charles on I-10 for a few hours to get to St Tammany Parish. Last year, a sheriff's deputy known there for making drunk driving arrests pulled over a Slidell man and began conducting a field sobriety test. After the test, the deputy arrested the man on a drunk driving charge.

Three ways to avoid the worst Christmas ever

In some ways, the lights atop a police car can appear festive when they flash. During the holiday season, police car lights might even remind you of a Christmas tree. But there is no doubt that when a police car lights up in your rear-view mirror, it causes a sinking feeling. If you were drinking before getting behind the wheel of your vehicle, being pulled over by Lake Charles police can mean that you will face arrest for drunk driving, jail time, fines, mandated installation of an ignition interlock device and more.

Louisiana State Troopers under investigation for possible payroll fraud

The goal of the statewide highway enforcement program known as LACE (Local Agency Compensated Enforcement) was three-pronged: it helped Calcasieu Parish and other jurisdictions enforce traffic laws, while also generating revenue and enabling state troopers to earn overtime pay.

Confidence in lawyers leads to return to court – and basketball

Lake Charles fans of pro basketball have likely traveled to New Orleans to see the Pelicans play. One of this season's most interesting NBA teams promises to be the Boston Celtics. The team's revamped line-up includes power forward Marcus Morris, who is finally joining the team after missing the early preseason to attend an aggravated assault trial with co-defendant and twin brother Markieff.

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