On 09-30-2011, Lake Charles Police Department conducted a State (Louisiana Highway Safety Commission) funded DWI checkpoint in the 4000 block of Common Street from 7pm to Midnight.  Representatives from local and state agencies were present and assisted in the operation of the detail.  There were a total of 1283 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint.  The following is the results of the detail.

Citations Issued

12        Expired MVI

7                    Seatbelt

3          No Child Restraint

3          Driving under Suspension

2          Expired License Plate

1          No DL

1 Defective Equipment


SFST Administered


DWI Arrest

1       I. Citizen, B/F, Lake Charles, LA

Other Arrest

1       M. Grijalva Nieto, H/M, Veracruz National (Border Patrol responded and made          arrest for Illegal Alien)

Agencies that were present and assisted

Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Department

Louisiana State Police- Troop D

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office

Source: Mark Kraus LCPD

Be careful out there and buckle up.  Always designate a driver!!!