In an effort to combat impaired driving in Southwest and South Central Louisiana this holiday season, Troopers assigned to Troop C in Gray, Troop I in Lafayette, and Troop D in Lake Charles will partner with local law enforcement agencies though the end of the year to enhance DWI enforcement patrols throughout our respective troop areas. 

 The mission of Operation Zero Deaths for the Holidays will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they cause injury or death to themselves or others.

 The end-of-year holiday season typically results in an increase in impaired driving and related crashes.  By partnering with other law enforcement agencies and dedicating Troopers to this effort, our goal is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths normally experienced on our highways this time of year. 

 Troopers and other law enforcement officers will be specifically tasked with DWI enforcement this holiday season.  Additional officers will be on patrol thanks to overtime provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

 As we approach the holiday season, motorists are reminded of the importance of planning ahead and designating a sober driver before driving to any place where alcohol will be consumed. 

Alcohol can impair visual ability, alter sense of time and space, and affect the fine motor skills needed to safely operate a motor vehicle.  Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

 Motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) to report impaired drivers to the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or dial 911.