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NOPD officer Matthew Robinson Sr. walks out of the NOPD DWI Bat Mobile, the department's s newest tool to take drunk drivers off the road, after an unveiling at the Special Operations Division Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas St. Friday afternoon. The Bat Mobile was purchased through a Louisiana Highway Safety Commission grant for$350,000.00. It is 38 feet long and 12 feet wide. Two officers can test a driver's sobriety in the rear of the vehicle, while as many as 4 other drivers can wait to be tested in the front of the vehicle. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Officers show the inside of the vehicle and how the equipment works after the press conference Friday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas speaks at the unveiling of the NOPD DWI Bat Mobile. at the Special Operations Division Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas St. Friday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The NOPD DWI Bat Mobile. at the Special Operations Division Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas St. Friday afternoon. Plans for the vehicle have been in the works since 2008. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

  2 Responses to “NOPD DWI Bat Mobile”

  1. Ridiculous.

  2. What a phenomenal waste of money. All this to ruin the lives of people with BACs from .08 to .12 who pose no threat to anyone. Meanwhile, the .12 and up crowd either doesn’t get caught or fails to be taken off the road by the judicial system. The whole pogrom against drinking and driving sickens me.

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