Stricter laws aiming to crack down on drunk driving go into effect at midnight tonight. Act 288, passed earlier this year by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jindal, increases the penalty for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test to a mandatory one-year driver's license suspension (up from the current six month suspension). Suspects who refuse more than one test within a five-year period face a two year suspension of their license.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.