Lake Charles –
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 Friday, May 31.
This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, which has been 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. The checkpoint will also target people who are not wearing their seatbelt.
Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana State Police-Troop D, and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office will also be participating at the checkpoint. This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.