As the Buckle Up In Your Truck Campaign continues, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a combination checkpoint today/tonight, Wednesday, April 26. Deputies will be out at an undisclosed location looking for persons who may be driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, as well as individuals not wearing their seat belt.

These checkpoints have in the past "proven 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,” said a CPSO press release.

These checkpoints are funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

The Buckle Up In Your Truck Campaign ends on Thursday, April 27, but I suspect that law enforcement will continue their efforts to keep the roads of Calcasieu Parish safe with their regular checkpoints.

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