A press release from the CPSO today states that they will be participating in a national campaign to really focus on drunk driving. The campaign is a result of government funding from the Louisiana Highway Commission. Starting today, August 16, the CPSO will increase the amount of deputies on the road and increase the frequency and amount of checkpoints in the area. The end result for this action is to reduce the amount of drunk drivers on the road.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 30 people die in a drunk driving accident daily. In 2017, 1 impaired driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes.

Always remember, if you plan on drinking, have a sober driver handle your transportation, or use a car service such as Lyft or a Taxi Service.