St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in

Posted: August 18th, 2021 | Filed under: Safety, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility law enforcement campaign to prevent drunk driving.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 20 through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, deputies will be taking to parish streets and highways to participate in the campaign, which is funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct these types of additional traffic safety enforcement activities.

Sheriff James Pohlmann, who is a member of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, representing the 1st Congressional District, feels grants such as this one are an important tool for the Sheriff’s Office.

“These types of programs promote safety on our state roads and highway systems,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “Too many people are needlessly killed or injured each year in traffic accidents. We will not tolerate motorists driving on our roadways while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

The grant also allows the Sheriff’s Office to have deputies perform seat belt checks and DWI sobriety checkpoints at various times throughout the year.

The LHSC is responsible for developing and administering the state’s traffic safety program by cooperating with the federal government and other entities for the purpose of highway safety.

In addition to administering the state’s highway safety grants program, the LHSC also prepares highway safety plans; studies, evaluates and prepares statistics regarding motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths; and obtains federal funds for use within the state for highway safety purposes. Programs and projects are administered in accordance with uniform guidelines.


St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in

Posted: April 20th, 2021 | Filed under: Safety, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission ‘Buckle Up in Your Truck’ campaign

In an effort to promote driver safety, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will participate in the 2021 “Buckle Up In Your Truck” initiative, sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

According to the LHSC’s website, pick-up trucks comprise 25 percent of the vehicles driven in Louisiana, and are two times more likely to rollover than cars in fatal crashes. Males between 18 and 34 years old are most likely to be non-compliant with seat belt laws.

The purpose of the campaign is to encourage seat belt usage in the hopes of reducing the number of fatalities caused to motorists who don’t buckle up, not just in pick-up trucks, but in all types of motor vehicles.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann is encouraging motorists to buckle up their seat belts or risk a citation because the Sheriff’s Office will have deputies on extra patrols throughout the parish in conjunction with the program which began on April 17 and runs through Saturday, April 24.

“One of the safest choices drivers or passengers can make is to buckle up their seat belts,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “Otherwise, you’re risking serious injury or death. You may not see an accident coming, and, in just that moment, your life can be over because you didn’t do something as simple as buckle your seat belt.’’