Series to Focus on DUIs

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, there have been almost 2,800 DUI-related deaths in Mississippi for this decade.

In a three-part series starting Tuesday, Newscenter 11 takes a behind-the-scenes look at apprehending drunk drivers, along with surprising information you may want to hear before getting behind the wheel after having just one drink.

"The State of Mississippi has a per se .08, which basically means if they are a 0.08 or above they are considered impaired," said Deputy Kris Cokel of Lauderdale County DUI enforcement. "A person could be under and still be impaired, simply shown by their performance on the field sobriety test, driving history and things such as that."

A local judge also speaks about the legal consequences of a DUI charge. We'll also hear from a mother who knows the loss of a child to a drunk driver.

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