Crackdown on Crime: Fans don't let fans drive drunk! - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crackdown on Crime: Fans don't let fans drive drunk!

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With Super Bowl Parties usually comes alcohol.

"We want to caution all of the people in Louisiana, in particularly in Calcasieu Parish to be careful about use of alcoholic beverages," said Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier.

With the New Orleans Saints in the big game for the first time, fans in Southwest Louisiana have reason to party a little harder. And if statistics hold true, that could be dangerous. 

According to DeRosier on Super Bowl Sunday 2008 (nationwide) 49% of all traffic fatalities involved drivers or motorcycle riders who had a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. DeRosier says expect an increased presence of law enforcement on Calcasieu roadways the entire weekend.

"If you are going to be drinking - get a designated driver. It's that simple," said DeRosier. "You certainly don't want Super Bowl Sunday to end up with your friends and relatives in a hospital in a funeral home or in jail."

Another interesting statistic: according to officials Super Bowl Sunday is notorious for a higher rate of reported domestic violence, which is also attributed to alcohol.

Meanwhile if you are on the roadways and suspect someone of impaired driving call local authorities as they'll be out in full force.

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