Livingston deputy’s DWI arrests honored

Photo provided by LORI STEELE -- Sheriff Jason Ard, right, congratulates Deputy Nick Locicero for helping to arrest people suspected of DWI.
Photo provided by LORI STEELE -- Sheriff Jason Ard, right, congratulates Deputy Nick Locicero for helping to arrest people suspected of DWI.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission honored Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy Nick Locicero for attaining the highest DWI arrest rate from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012, at a ceremony on March 5 in Baton Rouge.

Each year, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office participates in the LHSC’s program to combat impaired drivers. The LHSC provides grants that allow for approximately 12 LPSO deputies to participate monthly in ensuring the safety of the public by stopping impaired drivers.

Twelve LPSO deputies made 100 DWI arrests during their normal duty hours as well. Locicero was responsible for taking 22 suspected drunken drivers off the streets of Livingston Parish, LHSC officials said.