In an effort to keep the roads of Calcasieu Parish safe, authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, April 22 in the 600 block of Swisco Road in Sulphur. The checkpoint was set to target individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, said a press release.

  • One hundred seventy-three vehicles were checked.
  • Twelve field sobriety tests were administered.
  • One citation was issued for no turn signal.
  • One citation was issued for driving under suspension.

Six people were booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center, with charges ranging from an open container, marijuana, and/or drug possession, and the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Get more details here.

The Lake Charles Police Department, and Louisiana State Police Troop D assisted in the checkpoint.