It goes without saying that being convicted of drunk driving in Louisiana carries serious negative consequences. Aside from the expense associated with a conviction, the state keeps a close eye on those who have been convicted of drunk driving. In many cases, this involves the requirement for installing an ignition interlock device in one's vehicle.
For our Louisiana readers unfamiliar with the device, an ignition interlock system is installed in a vehicle and requires that the driver blow into a tube before the vehicle can be started. The system then verifies that the driver has not been drinking alcohol. In theory, this prevents people who have been drinking from operating a motor vehicle -- at least, their own motor vehicle.