State Police arrest five for DWI

Following press release from State Police Troop D:

Iowa, LA – Last night troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D, with assistance from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office, conducted a DWI checkpoint on U.S. Highway 90 west of Iowa in Calcasieu Parish.  A total of 344 vehicles were screened resulting in 5 DWI arrests.

At the checkpoint, 23 citations were issued for a variety of infractions and one person was arrested for two outstanding warrants for theft and simple criminal damage to property.

In addition to the checkpoint arrests, troopers arrested 5 other people for DWI last night while conducting roving patrols.  Drive sober or get pulled over.

Last year, Troop D investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 20 fatalities.  Of those 20 fatalities, 10 (50%) were killed by impaired drivers (alcohol and/or drugs).

To report impaired drivers, motorists may dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone or contact their local law enforcement agency.

Support for this DWI checkpoint was provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.