Lake Charles –


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national crackdown on drunk driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” and will be conducting a DWI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish on Friday, February 18.   


This checkpoint 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.


This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  Participating in the checkpoint will be the Louisiana State Police Troop D, and the Lake Charles City Police.