While we were all celebrating the beginning of a long weekend. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were trying to keep our roads safe with a DWI and Seatbelt checkpoint on the 1300 block of Country Club Road. Impaired drivers were removed from our roads and others were deterred from such behavior in the future.

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Here are the results of the Friday night checkpoint. One thousand two hundred eighty-five (1285) vehicles were checked; seventeen (17) field sobriety tests were administered; sixty-two (62) citations were issued; and five (5) people were arrested for DWI.

The following citations were issued:

  • twelve (12) for no seatbelt
  • five (5) for no child restraints
  • seventeen (17) for expired motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • four (4) for expired license plate
  • two (2) for driving under suspension
  • two (2) for no motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • four (4) for no driver’s license
  • two (2) for no insurance
  • six (6) for possession of marijuana
  • two (2) for possession of methamphetamines
  • two (2) for open container
  • four (4) for DWI

Participating in this checkpoint were the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office; Louisiana State Police-Troop D; Lake Charles Police Department, and Westlake Police Department.