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Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving?


Louisiana loves a party. From Mardi Gras to music festivals to football tailgating, many of this state’s favorite activities involve music, food — and alcohol.


More than 1,000 DWI arrests are made in Lafayette Parish each year. But few of those arrested ever see serious consequences. A 2012 Daily Advertiser report showed that out of 4,532 DWI cases in Lafayette Parish over three years, 29 went to trial. Thirteen people were found guilty.

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