Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The Fourth of July is a time to recognize the abundance of freedoms we enjoy in America. It is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, friends, food, and fireworks. Tragically, due to drunk driving, it is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year. According to the NHTSA, 812 people died in crashes involving drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday period from 2014-2018.

Causeway Police are joining other law enforcement agencies for the “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving campaign” which runs from July 2, 2020, through July 6, 2020, during the Independence Day holiday. The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Remember: Driving while impaired puts you, your passengers, and other drivers in danger. To report impaired drivers, commuters are encouraged to dial *27 (*CP) or 504-835-3116 to contact the Causeway and Huey P. Long Police dispatch. Please celebrate the 4th safely.