CPSO releases DWI checkpoint results

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

Lake Charles, LA – The CALCASIEU FULL FORCE DWI PROJECT conducted a DWI checkpoint on Sunday, January 17, in the 2100 block Moeling St. in Lake Charles to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.
 
Four hundred twenty-one (421) vehicles were checked; twelve (12) field sobriety tests were administered; forty-five (45) citations were issued; and the following two (2) people were arrested for DWI:  

David Vital, 53, Lake Charles
Nelson Carmouche, 55, Lake Charles
     
Of the forty-five (45) citations issued, thirty-one (31) were issued for no seatbelt or no child restraint; and fourteen (14) for such offenses as switched license plate, no driver's license in possession, open container, or driving under suspension.

Participating in this checkpoint were the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Sulphur Police Department; Iowa Police Department; Kinder Police Department; and the Lake Charles Police Department.

This DWI checkpoint was funded by a grant from the LA Highway Safety Commission.