Impaired Driving

In Louisiana, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances remains a major cause of vehicle crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities. In 2020, more than 40 percent of the motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana were alcohol-related. These alcohol-related crashes resulted in 332 fatalities.  State and local law enforcement officials work year-round to identify impaired drivers and get them off our roads.

The LHSC supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat impaired driving. The LHSC provides support to law enforcement agencies to conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the year.


UPCOMING ENFORCEMENT WAVES

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
December 16, 2022 - January 1, 2023 Christmas/New Year
February 10 - 21, 2023 Mardi Gras
July 1-5, 2023 Independence Day
August 18 - September 4, 2023 Labor Day

 

RESOURCES TO ASSIST IN THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF "NO REFUSAL WEEKENDS"

No Refusal Implementation - Resources and Legal Support
Officer Protocol for Implementing No Refusal
EMS personnel tips for DWI investigations
Approved list of specimen collection kits from LSP Crime Lab
No Refusal Initiative - A Tool for Law Enforcement Officers

 

OTHER IMPAIRED DRIVING RESOURCES

NHTSA Impaired Driving - High Visibility Enforcement Toolkit
Supreme Court guidance for DWI checkpoints as a result of State of Louisiana vs. Jackson
LADRIVING Training
Sobriety Checkpoint Action Plan