Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in Lafayette parish

Photo by KADN staff

Louisiana State Police Troop I partnering with Lafayette Police Department to get impaired drivers off of the road

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:34pm

We can't tell you where, but we can tell you when.  Louisiana State Police Troop I and the Lafayette Police Department are conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lafayette parish on Friday night, Dec. 20, from 10 pm until 3 am.

"The purpose of the checkpoint is not only to raise peoples awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, but also to locate and remove impaired drivers," says Trooper Stephen Hammons, State Police Troop I.

Local police believe sobriety checkpoints are effective enforcement tools because they serve as a strong deterrent to impaired driving.  The task of stopping impaired drivers is a joint effort of law enforcement agencies as well as the public.  Police are asking if you see an aggressive or impaired driver to report them by dialing the nearest state police troop at *LSP (*577) or your local law enforcement agency.


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