As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct seat belt compliance and sobriety checkpoints throughout the week to increase seatbelt usage and combat impaired driving.  These checkpoints will be conducted at undisclosed locations in Calcasieu Parish.

First checkpoint is Thursday, May 21, 2015, between 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Second checkpoint is Friday, May 22, 2015, between 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

According to LSP Troop D:

Our mission will be to ticket vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained or who choose not to properly restrain children in the vehicle as well as to remove impaired drivers from the highway before they cause injury or death to themselves or others.

Click it or ticket, and drive sober or get pulled over.

If you suspect someone is driving impaired don’t hesitate to dial *LSP (*577) from your cellular device or contact a local law enforcement agency immediately.