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DWI Checkpoint Alert

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A DWI Checkpoint has been announced for tonight in New Orleans, specifically in the Marigny neighborhood.

The New Orleans Police Department, per the requirments of Louisiana State law, has issued the following statement:

“As required by the Louisiana Supreme Court, the New Orleans Police Department is issuing a public advisory regarding a sobriety checkpoint that will be conducted tomorrow (August 9, 2012) night. The New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Faubourg Marigny area beginning at approximately 9:00 P.M., and will conclude at approximately 5:00 A.M.”

DWI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols are an increasingly used tool of law enforcement to increase drunk driving and drug arrests. They are extensively used during the holiday season and during Mardi Gras and other special events and festivals that are associated with increased alcohol consumption. Thus, it is critically important that if you have been drinking (more than one drink per hour on average may be sufficient to cause legal intoxication) that you carefully consider whether you should be driving. Otherwise, you may find yourself stopped at a DWI checkpoint or by a saturation patrol and placed under arrest.Mobile car accident

A DWI cherge is a serious problem, which necessitates an agressive and prompt response. If you or anyone you know has been arrested and charged with DWI, call Harmon Smith and Vourvoulias immediately at 504-680-4303 for a free case evaluation. Our experienced DUI lawyers are available to provide you with the help you need to protect your rights.

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About Gary Smith

Gary is a founding member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C. Gary represents clients whose cases involve maritime and admiralty law and litigation. In addition to practicing law, Gary serves as a State Senator in the Louisiana Senate.Gary Smith's Google+ Profile

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