Drive safely during New Year’s holiday
One morning this past week, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a driver was passed out at a red light.
It turns out the motorist was intoxicated, with a blood alcohol concentration of .259, or more than three times Louisiana’s legal limit of .08.
December is a popular month for drinking. During December 2010, 30 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved alcohol-impaired drivers. Among those alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities, 71 percent occurred when drivers had nearly twice the legal limit BAC of .15 or higher.