Infographic: DWI Arrests Per Louisiana Parish

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Which Louisiana parish has the most DWI arrests each year? New Orleans defense lawyers at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC give the breakdown below. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC

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Are You Drunk? DWI Lawyers Explain Field Sobriety Tests

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Have you had one too many? Police officers in Louisiana will decide if you should be arrested for DWI by administering one, or a few, of the following field sobriety tests, explained by New Orleans DWI attorneys at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: Harmon,… Continue reading Are You Drunk? DWI Lawyers Explain Field Sobriety Tests

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Proposal to Install Breathalyzers in Bars To Reduce Drunk Driving

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A proposal by Representative Greg Hughes of Draper, Utah would help bars install breathalyzers to assist patrons in deciding whether they are fit to drive. According to articles from Fox News and The Salt Lake Tribune, the proposal is still in its infancy, but the measure would not require bars to install these devices.  Hughes… Continue reading Proposal to Install Breathalyzers in Bars To Reduce Drunk Driving

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Nationwide Drunk Driving Crackdown Set by USDOT

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Look at the clock, right now. Set a timer or alarm on your smartphone for three hours from now. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk-driving crashes claim a victim who was not driving drunk in that amount of time—every three hours. Because of this, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has joined the… Continue reading Nationwide Drunk Driving Crackdown Set by USDOT

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NBA Coach Charged with DWI

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With the NBA being such a big part of the sports culture here, I found the recent news of a DWI arrest for a coach quite interesting. According to the NBA, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested on Aug. 28 for not having working taillights. The trooper said the coach had bloodshot, watery eyes,… Continue reading NBA Coach Charged with DWI

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DUI checkpoint alert app

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As an experienced DWI attorney, I’m constantly watching for any DWI law news around the country. An article from LA Weekly recently caught my eye, highlighting an application that may help to reduce the number of people driving under the influence. As the law struggles to keep up with technology, a Santa Monica, California man… Continue reading DUI checkpoint alert app

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Lowering the legal BAC to .05 is the wrong move

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There is no question that everyone in America would like to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities that occur on the road each year. In the past thirty years, our country has made great strides toward this goal—reducing drunk driving fatalities by half, from 20,000 to 10,000 per year, according to MADD.… Continue reading Lowering the legal BAC to .05 is the wrong move

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Louisiana Has Highest Auto Insurance Rates

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Shopping for auto insurance is never fun. The process can be time consuming and inconvenient. However, for those living in Louisiana, the process is even less appealing. Why? Louisiana has the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. Ouch! Chance Ryan relays additional details in the article “Louisiana Has Nation’s Highest Auto Insurance Rates –… Continue reading Louisiana Has Highest Auto Insurance Rates

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A Wicked Good Time in New Orleans

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New Orleans, you asked for it, and you got it: Wicked is back by popular demand! However, it’s only for a limited time, so don’t miss out on your chance to see this box office record holder and winner of 35 major awards at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts. Here is the summary… Continue reading A Wicked Good Time in New Orleans

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Factors Affecting BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)

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A recent from the Wall Street Journal is of interest – Testing the Limits of Tipsy. As the article relates, alcohol affects individuals differently. A person’s blood alcohol level may be affected by their age, weight, gender, physical condition, amount of food consumed, and any drugs or medications they are currently taking. In addition, different… Continue reading Factors Affecting BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)

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