In the past decade, over 40% of the total traffic fatalities involved alcohol and drugs. Louisiana bans persons under 21 to buy, consume and have an alcohol beverage in their possession. To address the issue, the SHSP combines high visibility enforcement with education and media efforts. The No Refusal Policy is implemented to heighten public safety awareness that DWI is a crime, not just simply a traffic offense.
Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
Lt. Robert "Shawn" Owens
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana District Attorneys Association
Louisiana State Police Crime Lab