It is the time of year for parties. That means it is more important than ever to be wary of impaired drivers. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are doing their part to keep impaired drivers off the road.

The follwing release came to us from the CSPO.

In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Calcasieu Parish safe, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish on Saturday, December 15.

This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.  They have 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.

Louisiana State Police and Lake Charles Police Department will be participating in this checkpoint.  It is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.