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Safe and Sober Campaign Grant
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom announces that the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has received a Safe and Sober Campaign Grant from the LA Highway Safety Commission(LHSC). The grant will provide funds for additional Deputies to patrol during each wave of the campaign in order to increase safety belt usage and decrease impaired drivers. The first wave will include National Buckle-Up America Week November 19-26, 2001. According to LHSC Executive Director James E. Champagne, The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is participating in this campaign as part of a comprehensive statewide effort involving over 100 law enforcement agencies. Sheriff Neustrom encourages passengers and drivers to “buckle-up” for safety and advises them that additional Deputies will be patrolling and specifically looking for violators of seat belt laws.