DWI checkpoints serve two purposes. They remove impaired drivers from our roadways. They also deter impaired people from driving. They make our roads safer in two ways. The first one for 2015 is planned for this weekend.


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a DWI/ seat belt checkpoint this Friday. The checkpoint will target those under the influence of alcohol or narcotics and those not using seat belts. The location is undisclosed to deter all impaired drivers from getting on the road. These checkpoints have proven very effective and are funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.