In an effort to keep our streets safe the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the parish tonight.

Labor day weekend is upon us and with a lot of you off for the next three days, folks will be going out to celebrate the holiday.

Please make sure you have a plan in place for getting home from your destination if you will be choosing to drink.

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Kim Myers with the CPSO said,

This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, which has been proven to be very effective in discouraging citizens from driving while impaired and people are more likely to designate a driver when they know sobriety checkpoints are being conducted.

So designate a driver, call a taxi or even a Uber or LFYT to get you home safely.