During the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend, Louisiana State Police investigated 5 fatal crashes resulting in 6 deaths. Three of the six people killed were not wearing seat belts and one of the crashes involved impairment.
Lafayette General is glad to report they had zero firework or water related injuries during the fourth of July this year. In years past they tend to see mainly unsupervised children come in with hand or eye injuries due to fireworks.
A joint law enforcement operation involving Coast Guard crewmembers and agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the seizure of 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp in Louisiana waters.