Lake Charles -
In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Calcasieu Parish safe, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting two combination DWI and seatbelt checkpoints at two separate undisclosed locations in the parish. The first checkpoint will take place on Wednesday, November 23 and the second one on Saturday, November 26.
Both of these checkpoints will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics, which has been proven to be very 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. These checkpoints will also target people who are not wearing their seatbelt.
Both checkpoints are funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.