Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office recognized for helping keep drunk drivers off roads

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office recognized for helping keep drunk drivers off roads

POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:04am

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission recently recognized the work of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office in saving lives on our roadways.

Each year, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office participates in the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission's program to combat impaired drivers. The LHSC provides grants which allow for approximately twelve LPSO Deputies to participate monthly in ensuring the safety of the public by stopping impaired drivers.

Of those twelve Deputies, Deputy Nick Locicero attained the highest DWI arrest rate while working his assigned grant hours and his regularly scheduled duty hours.

Approximately 100 DWI arrests were made during the last grant year, which spans from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. This number includes Deputies making those arrests during their normal duty hours as well. Of that number, Deputy Locicero was responsible for taking 22 suspected drunk drivers off the streets of Livingston Parish.

For his work in saving lives, Deputy Locicero was recognized by the LHSC at a ceremony held on March 5 in Baton Rouge.

Sheriff Jason Ard wishes to congratulate Deputy Locicero for a job well done. Sheriff Ard appreciates his dedication and the dedication of all LPSO Deputies who strive to make Livingston Parish a better place to live.
  

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