Due to the recent spike in critical injury and fatality crashes involving teens and young children, Troop C, along with 18 other agencies gathered at a press conference to address these concerns and bring awareness to impaired driving and occupant protection issues in the area, and it is just in time for the Independence Day “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” wave. The agencies all agree that they will not tolerate individuals that choose to drive impaired and not buckle up! To crack down on drunk driving this Fourth of July and thereafter, law enforcement will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. . LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT MESSING AROUND, IF YOU’RE CAUGHT DRIVING DRUNK, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED! To view the press conference, please visit http://www.fox8live.com/story/25929696/southern-parishes-see-spike-in-traffic-related-deaths. Thank you to all of the agencies that work diligently to keep us safe on the roadways!
Agencies that participated in the press conference include: Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack; Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre; Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Office- Major Mike Dean; Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joe Waitz; Golden Meadow Police Dept.- Chief Reggie Pitre; Gramercy Police Dept- Lt. Jody Ordeneaux Greater Lafourche Port Commission Harbor Police- Chief Jon Callais; Houma Police Dept.- Chief Todd Duplantis; Lockport Police Dept.- Chief Warren Vedross; Nicholls State University Police Dept.- Chief Craig Jacuzzo; Thibodaux Police Dept.- Sgt. James Newton; State Representative Joe Harrison; Terrebonne Parish Councilwoman Beryl Amedee; Mothers Against Drunk Driving- Ava Fontenot & Josephine Rodrigue; Acadian Ambulance Service- Chad Davis; South Central Safe Community Partnership- Cassie Parker; Terrebonne Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security- Earl Eues; Alcohol Tobacco Control- Agent Mike Russell; Louisiana State Police-Troop C- Capt. Darrin Naquin