The Louisiana State Police (LSP) will conduct a seat belt compliance and DWI checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish on Friday, June 26, as they continue their effort to increase the use of seatbelt's and combat impaired driving.  This week LSP Troop D will set up a checkpoint on Friday, between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish.

According to LSP, their mission is 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 road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others."

Last year, 58 percent of persons who died in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. In the event of a crash wearing a seatbelt can save your life. Wearing a seatbelt is required by law in Louisiana for all vehicle seating positions, no matter if it’s day time or night time. Also, make sure all children are restrained properly as well, says LSP.

If you suspect someone of impaired driving, you are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from your cellular device, or simply contact your local law enforcement agency.

Drive sober or get pulled over!