"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign gets under way - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign gets under way

The Louisiana State Police conducts a DWI checkpoint. The Louisiana State Police conducts a DWI checkpoint.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Law enforcement officers will be out in force on the roads across Louisiana this week.

It's peak time for DWI arrests just before the New Year.

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign helps law enforcement make sure those celebrating on New Year's Eve actually make it safely into 2013.

Last year, law enforcement made more than 30,000 DWI arrests in Louisiana.

"Last year, about 41 percent of our fatal crashes involved alcohol," said John LeBlanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. "So, we try to designate our resources where they do the most good and we know that if we can have an impact here, we can save some lives."

The campaign is paid for by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:15:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:45:28 GMT

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>
  • Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>
  • Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly