Since we’re talking drunk driving today how about this from a reader.

I am familar with the story of northshore resident Ashlee Stokes and her very unfortunate run in with a drunk driver. Turns out she was able to return to school recently, almost two years after her accident. Doug Mouton at WWL TV has the story:  [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.936220&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “Former cheerleader returns to class n…“, … Continue reading “Since we’re talking drunk driving today how about this from a reader.”

Slabbed again visits the topic of drunk driving as we tie a few things together. Craig Codina meet Scott Walker.

Driving under the influence has been very topical of late here on Slabbed as we’ve ended up with a series of posts that began with Jim Brown’s January 12, 2010 column on Louisiana’s dysfunctional DWI laws, continuing with our examination of why DWI enforcement in Jefferson Parish Louisiana stink as we examined the case of Craig Codina, a … Continue reading “Slabbed again visits the topic of drunk driving as we tie a few things together. Craig Codina meet Scott Walker.”

There is a Broussard in the woodpile: The politics of drunk driving and the Jefferson Parish criminal justice system

It was in the fall of 2006 that I attended my second funeral for a person killed in an accident involving a drunk driver but this time it was extra tough as the victim was a 5 year old girl that was killed on US Highway 98 in Marion County when a drunk driver rammed into … Continue reading “There is a Broussard in the woodpile: The politics of drunk driving and the Jefferson Parish criminal justice system”

There is a Normand in the woodpile! The politics of driving drunk and Jefferson Parish law enforcement

Norma Broussard has some company (besides DA Paul Connick) in the Jefferson Parish drunk tank as Sheriff Newell Normand joins them. Michelle Hunter has the latest for the Times Picayune: A sergeant with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was fired after he was booked Sunday night with driving his patrol unit while intoxicated — the … Continue reading “There is a Normand in the woodpile! The politics of driving drunk and Jefferson Parish law enforcement”

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Drunken goatherder Shane D’Antoni aka Shane Gates gets a PR push from Channel 4 (Part 2)

Last night after the 6pm WWL TeeVee newscast I started getting emails from segments of the local legal community that know the walking lawsuits that are Attorney Danny Abel and his “son” Shane Gates. Now I’ll grant it is not unusual for a practicing lawyer to be associated with lawsuits but Abel practices a curious version … Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Drunken goatherder Shane D’Antoni aka Shane Gates gets a PR push from Channel 4 (Part 2)”

Slabbed checks another politician into the drunk tank: This time it is Jindy’s Commish of Administration Paul “Can’tholdhisfirewater” Rainwater

The subject of drunk driving is one that comes up here on Slabbed from time to time. This time it is Bobby Jindal’s Commish of Administration Paul Rainwater, a man apparently in need of a 12 recovery step type program. Then again if I worked for Bobby Jindal I’d have a strong urge to drink too. Seriously … Continue reading “Slabbed checks another politician into the drunk tank: This time it is Jindy’s Commish of Administration Paul “Can’tholdhisfirewater” Rainwater”

Slabbed expresses our condolences to Chief Weatherford and his family on the loss of his daughter to a drunk driver

This is a topic that I have written a great deal about here on Slabbed and tragically today we learn that a drunk driver took the life of Gulfport police chief Alan Weatherford’s daughter. On behalf of the Slabbed Nation we express our condolences to Chief Weatherford and his family and hope their pain and loss is assuaged in … Continue reading “Slabbed expresses our condolences to Chief Weatherford and his family on the loss of his daughter to a drunk driver”

The Sun Herald updates the Scott Walker saga: Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Given the recent google searches on Scott Walker that landed here on Slabbed I was very happy to see that Sun Herald reporter Margaret Baker updated this continuing story with the latest details today. Here is a snippet:  Municipal Court Judge Matthew Mestayer said Wednesday he and the city’s prosecuting attorney are recusing themselves from the … Continue reading “The Sun Herald updates the Scott Walker saga: Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

Slabbed checks another politician into the drunk tank: District Court Judge Jacques Sanborn welcome to Slabbed

Before we ran Jim Brown’s column on Louisiana’s dysfunctional DWI laws I had no clue the topic of drunk driving would prove to be such a target rich environment but now it appears that we are well on our way to accumulating an extensive body of work on this subject which also helps explain why Louisiana’s auto … Continue reading “Slabbed checks another politician into the drunk tank: District Court Judge Jacques Sanborn welcome to Slabbed”