It could soon be more difficult for drunk drivers to keep getting behind the wheel on Louisiana roads. Currently, in some cases, repeat DWI offenders are charged only as first offenders. The state legislature is looking to change that in a move strongly backed by law enforcement and prosecutors.
A state board has recently been revived to create a statewide computer system that would keep track of DWI convictions. Police officers would be able to see if a suspect has any previous DWI convictions in any parish before making an arrest.