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, August 26.
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. 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.
**Due to weather, the checkpoint has been rescheduled to Friday, September 2.**