Calcasieu Full Force DWI project to conduct DWI checkpoint

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Lake Charles, LA – In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Calcasieu Parish safe, the CALCASIEU FULL FORCE DWI PROJECT will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Sunday, January 17.  This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.  They have 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.

Law Enforcement agencies participating in the DWI checkpoint will be the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Louisiana State Police Troop D; Sulphur Police Department; and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office.

DWI checkpoints are funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.