The following is a statement for the Louisiana State Police about the upcoming DWI Checkpoint on Monday July 4th:

In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office plan to conduct a DWI checkpoint Monday, July 4, from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. Our mission will be to find and remove impaired drivers from the road before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others.

Sixty-four percent of Louisiana fatalities during the July 4th weekend last year involved alcohol. Motorists are asked to wear their seatbelt, properly restrain children, and to designate a sober driver before heading out.

Troopers would also like to remind drivers that impairment is not only caused by alcohol. If a driver is found to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance or certain over-the-counter medications, they can be arrested for DWI.

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

Funding for this checkpoint is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

via DWI Checkpoint Scheduled for Fourth of July Louisiana State Police

Be careful and have a great 4th of July!!!!!