Do you have plans this Friday night? Are you going to a party or a Mardi Gras ball? Will it involve drinking? If so then you are going to want to make some plans to have a designated driver on Friday night.

We all love celebrating Mardi Gras and having a good time but we all need to be diligent and have a plan of action before getting out there and being stuck after drinking a few.

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The Louisiana State Police has announced that they will be conducting a DWI and Seat Belt checkpoint this Friday night, February 2nd, 2024. Trooper Derek Senegal said,

To combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D plans to conduct a sobriety and seat belt checkpoint on Friday, February 2, 2024, from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 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 be checking vehicles for unrestrained motorists and occupants to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.


Also remember that if you can't get a designated driver, there are options out there for you. You can use a ride-share service like LFYT OR UBER or just call a taxi. Whatever you do, never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking.

Buckle up, drive sober, or get pulled over. You have heard that before and that will be the case this Friday night in Southwest Louisiana.

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