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Drunk Driving Proposals (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-07

Duration: 00:13:08

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | Drunk driving | Drinking and traffic accidents | Open container law | Drivers' licenses | Traffic accident victims | Weill, Gary


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Weill, Ruth Interviewee
  • Gomez, Ron Interviewee
  • Stansbury, Nathan Interviewee
  • McCormick, Wiley Interviewee
  • Weill, Laurie Interviewee


This segment from the May 7, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Governor Dave Treen’s drunk driving legislative package, which includes an open container law, tougher penalties for first-time offenders, the suspension of driver’s licenses, and a shortening of the time necessary to process offenders. This report includes an interview with the mother and sister of Gary Weill, who died in a December 1980 car accident caused by a drunk driver. Host: Beth George