Heads up to area drivers, Louisiana State Police Troop D tells us they will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish.  In an effort to combat impaired driving, the DWI checkpoint will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

You should never drink and drive, we all know that.  Life is short enough.  Be smart. In the meantime, be on the lookout as LA. State Police will be at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. According to Troop D 64% of fatal accidents are caused by impaired drivers.  The checkpoints is a way for them to save lives by detecting and arresting impaired drivers before they hurt or kill someone.

So be safe and try to plan ahead if you know that you'll be drinking.  The August 12 checkpoint was provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.