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David Staton appointed to Governor's DWI-Vehicular Homicide Task Force

David Staton appointed to Governor's DWI-Vehicular Homicide Task Force
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POSTED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 9:04pm

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of David Staton, to the Governor’s Task Force on DWI-Vehicular Homicide.

 

The Governor’s Task Force on DWI-Vehicular Homicide serves to address and resolve problems regarding drunk or drugged driving and the arrest and prosecution of impaired drivers.

 

According to executive order BJ 08-70, the task force is comprised of 19 members, including the governor, the attorney general, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, the commissioner of the Office of Alcohol and Tabacco Control, the assistant secretary of the Department of Public Safety, the executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Addictive Disorders, or their designees.

Additionally, the speaker of the House of Representatives must appoint one Representative and the president of the Senate must appoint one Senator. The remaining nine members are the following gubernatorial appointments:

  • One representative of the Louisiana State Police;
  • One representative of the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab;
  • One representative of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association;
  • One representative of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association;
  • One representative of the Municipal Police Officers Association of Louisiana;
  • One representative of Mothers Against Drunk Driving;
  • One representative of the Louisiana Restaurant Association; and
  • Two at-large members.

 

David Staton, of Denham Springs, is a Lt. Colonel in the Louisiana State Police and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of the Patrol Division. Staton will be appointed to serve as a representative of the Louisiana State Police, as required by statute.

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