DWI, seat belt checkpoint set for Friday in Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DWI, seat belt checkpoint set for Friday in Calcasieu Parish

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a DWI and seat belt checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location in the parish.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said the checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics as well as people who are not wearing their seat belt.

"They (the checkpoints) 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," Myers said Tuesday in a news release.

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