DWI & Seatbelt Checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish Today, Wed., April 26
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.