The first weekend in May is here and people may be heading out for parties, concerts, or get-togethers. With that being said, you may decide to have a few drinks at one of these events, so you will need to have a plan to get home.

The worst thing you could do is get behind the wheel and drink and drive especially with there being so many options out there nowadays. You can call an Uber, LFYT, or taxi, or designate a driver.

The worst thing you could do is to take the chance and get behind the wheel. You could get pulled over, lose your job, pay a ton of money in fines, and court costs, and or spend time in jail. it is just not worth it.

Louisiana State Police Car
Louisiana State Police Car (Photo provided by Sgt James Anderson LSP)

So we wanted to let you know that this weekend the Louisiana State Police will be conducting a DWI checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish. They sent out a press release to announce the vent saying,

To combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D plans to conduct a sobriety and seat belt checkpoint on Friday, May 3, 2024, from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish.


Our mission will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others. Additionally, we will check vehicles for unrestrained motorists and occupants to help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.

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So make plans to get where you're going and to get home safely.

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