Lake Charles –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national crackdown on drunk driving with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The campaign, that starts today, August 16 and ends September 2, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’ is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will have increased checkpoints and increased deputies on the road, aimed at reducing the toll of drunk driving.
“Research shows every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in a drunk driving accident. According to the NHTSA in 2017 an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Calcasieu Parish roadways safer for everyone,” said Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.