DWI Checkpoint This Weekend
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department has announced another DWI checkpoint for this weekend in Calcasieu Parish.
Friday's high temperature is projected at 39 degrees. It will be a cold time for a DWI checkpoint but our Sheriff's Deputies will be out working in the cold to keep our streets safe. Here is the press release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office.
In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Calcasieu Parish safe, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint and a seatbelt checkpoint in the parish on Friday, January 24. These checkpoints will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics; as well as, people who are not wearing their seatbelt. 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.
This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.