Last week we heard the sad story of a Westlake man getting his fourth DWI. This enforces the point that we still need DWI checkpoints.  These checkpoints are designed to make us safer by removing impaired drivers from our roads.

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that they will operate a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the parish this Friday or Saturday night. These checkpoints have proven very effective. Don't spend an evening in Tony Mancuso's hotel. Please designate a driver if you plan on drinking.

This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission