Louisiana State Police had a "very successful" Labor Day weekend, according to state police Troop I spokesperson Master Trooper Brooks David.

There were "no fatalities" in the Troop I area "for the first time in a long time on Labor Day weekend," David said. "So I find that to be a success."

David said troopers focused heavily on St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes, as well as the coastal parishes because of problems in the past with injury crashes and DWI's. David also said the public information campaign against drinking while driving, as well as designating a driver if you plan on drinking, has worked.

"All we ask is that you have a plan," David said, whether that means asking your spouse or your driving-age child to drive for you. "Show that child the responsibility of not drinking and driving," David said. "Show that child the responsibility of not drinking and driving."

Penalties for drunken driving include a potential 90 day license revocation and six months in jail on first offense.

Also discussed on Ask the Trooper:

  • Penalties if a student-athlete or parent assaults a game official.
  • Why is there no traffic light at the interchange of Interstate 49 and Pont des Mouton?

To listen to the full interview with Brooks, click on the 'Play' button below.