In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday, May 19, 2017, from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. Our mission will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they cause injury or death to themselves or others.
In 2015, 64 percent of fatal crashes investigated by Troop D involved an impaired driver. Alcohol consumption affects driver judgement and the skills needed to drive safely.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before driving to any place where alcohol will be consumed. Not doing so can have deadly consequences.
Support for this checkpoint is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.