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Extra patrols slated for most deadly holiday

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Anyone who plans to drink alcoholic beverages this weekend and through Labor Day on Monday will want to reconsider getting behind the wheel afterward. That’s because the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement at sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the state to find people driving under the influence. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing $1.2 million to law enforcement agencies across Louisiana to conduct more than 40,000 hours of overtime patrols.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports that Labor Day is one of Louisiana’s most deadly holidays, with 12 people killed on Louisiana roads last Labor Day. Five of those were related to alcohol, their report said.

Knowing how alcohol can affect a body is important in understanding when consumption becomes too much to get behind the wheel.

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