CPSO Releases DWI & Seatbelt Checkpoints Results

The following is a News Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On Friday, October 21, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 2100 block of Moeling Street in Lake Charles to target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.

Two-hundred and twenty-two (222) vehicles were checked and four (4) field sobriety tests were administered with no DWI arrests.

Eight (8) citations were issued for such offenses such as expired motor vehicle inspection, expired license plate, no tail lights, or open container.

Participating in this checkpoint were the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Lake Charles City Police; and the Westlake Police Department.

On Saturday, October 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a seatbelt checkpoint at the 200 block of Highway 90 West in Iowa.  As a result of the checkpoint, deputies checked 1030 vehicles and issued 45 citations.

  • Citations were given as follow:
  • No seatbelt – 13
  • Illegal window tint – 11
  • No driver's license – 1
  • Defective equipment – 1
  • Expired license plate – 2
  • Modified exhaust – 1
  • Expired motor vehicle inspection – 9
  • No child restraint – 2
  • No motor vehicle inspection – 1
  • Smoking in vehicle with children – 2
  • No helmet on motorcycle – 2

Both DWI and Seatbelt checkpoints were funded by a grant from the LA Highway Safety Commission.