FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: March 28, 2011
Kenner Police Department earns honor for DWI enforcement
— Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway is proud to announce that
the Kenner Police Department has been recognized by the
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission as one of 23 law enforcement
agencies responsible for removing 12,124 DWI suspects
collectively from state roads during 2010.
In honor of the Kenner
Police Department’s hard work and dedication to making
roadways safer for the traveling public, an award will be
presented to Chief Caraway at the Kenner
Police Complex, located at
500 Veterans Blvd. in Kenner, on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
officers and departments we honored went the extra mile to
protect citizens against drunk drivers,” said Lt. Col. John
LeBlanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Commission.
“Drunk drivers continue be a major cause of traffic deaths in
and across the nation. They are not only a danger to themselves,
but also to their passengers and other motorists.”
are designed to recognize leaders in DWI enforcement efforts and
to raise awareness of the problem.
An estimated 402 people were killed in alcohol-related
crashes in Louisiana
in 2009, representing almost half of the state’s total highway
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission works year round to support
enforcement and education programs related to DWI and other
problem driving behaviors.
The award program, started in 2008, was developed with
the support and cooperation of the Louisiana State Police,
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Louisiana Sheriff’s
Association, Louisiana Judicial Association and the Louisiana
District Attorneys Association.