While this is the last of the Mardi Gras weekend coming up, you are advised there will be DWI checkpoints at various undisclosed locations in the parish.

All of this will take place this Saturday, February 22nd and will be administered by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. This is an effort to discourage local residents from getting behind the wheel of a car while drinking.

I highly recommend that if you are going out this weekend to please act responsibly. It doesn't take much for a person to get impaired and getting in your car and driving after drinking is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Please designate someone to be the sober driver while you are out and about having fun this weekend.

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