Crimestoppers With Sergeant Pittman 5-28-20

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Sergeant James Pittman with the BRPD Traffic Homicide Unit joined us for this week’s Crimestoppers segment to talk about the spike in fatal crashes and wrecks involving pedestrians.  With the stay-at-home order recently in place, there has been less crashes overall, but the number of fatal crashes has increased 46% from last year.  Sergeant Pittman says that every year Baton Rouge is in the top 5 or 10 nationally in terms of fatal crashes.  He explains research and investigations conducted by BRPD to try and determine the cause of these accidents.  He also talks about the Baton Rouge hot spots in terms of pedestrian crashes.  Finally, Sergeant Pittman breaks down ways that distracted driving can be reduced and how BRPD can crack down on distracted drivers.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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