Fatigue and Drowsy Driving
Those monotonous drives from Baton Rouge to New Orleans on the I-10 do make a person fade out or “drift off”, occasionally, especially if it is a regular commute. Everyone experiences something like this on any road or highway, although they may not want to admit that they are “too tired to drive”.
We all know that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal… but did you know that drowsy driving is just as dangerous as driving drunk? After all, there’s no test for drowsiness, like the blood alcohol-level test (the breathalyzer) for drunk drivers. And it’s harder for a cop to spot a drowsy driver than one distracted by a smart phone. Continue reading
L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate, according to a settlement agreement obtained by KATC Continue reading
Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Dies in Cell After 17 Days of Torture. Officers Watched It Happen.
It was a death sentence.
David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old resident of Roseville, Michigan, was arrested for failing to pay a $772 fine stemming from careless driving. A court ordered him to spend a month in the Macomb County jail. Continue reading
EBRSO: Deputy shoots man after call of a woman being held against her will.
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that sent a man to the hospital early Thursday morning. Continue reading
Stand up Paddle Race
Head out tomorrow to check out this amazing event: the stand up paddle board and kayak race! If you haven’t seen a crowd of people stand up paddling before, it will be absolutely worth it to see hundreds of people paddling down thirteen miles of the mighty Mississippi river. Continue reading
Inmate thrown on ground, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy
It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as correctional officers ran a contraband sweep. Continue reading
Basin Bridge Crash
WHISKEY BAY- Investigators said Monday, the driver blamed in a deadly basin bridge crash where her vehicle toppled over the I-10 Basin Bridge and into the swamp below, was speeding. Continue reading