Louisiana Highway Safety Commission releases impaired driving pl - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission releases impaired driving plan for 2016

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission laid out its plan to cut down on drunk driving Tuesday.

Each year, the state's Impaired Driving Task Force has to come up with a plan to try and prevent drunk driving in order to receive money from the federal government.

In addition to DWI patrols and check points, the commission hopes to add some new approaches.

"We also have some other projects within the plan," said LHSC Executive Director John LeBlanc. "We do some funding with MADD to do some courtroom monitoring. We are looking at some contracts with AMBUS services to provide blood draws for law enforcement checkpoints."

In all, the task force is hoping to land $2 million in federal money to pay for the programs.

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