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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal is advising that the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will be conducting high visibility campaigns with the intent of preventing motorist from driving while under the influence and seatbelt enforcement from now until October 30, 2015.   This detail is made available through a grant received from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s implementation of alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures and seatbelt enforcement. One of the requirements of the grant is that a media release be sent out notifying the media and public of the extra details.   Deputies will begin conducting saturation patrols within the city of New Iberia and also Iberia Parish.   Sheriff Ackal states deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on drivers who appear to be under the influence and who are not wearing seatbelts in order to make streets safer for the citizens of Iberia Parish.