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.