While we were all celebrating the beginning of a long weekend. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were trying to keep our roads safe with a DWI and Seatbelt checkpoint on the 1300 block of Country Club Road. Impaired drivers were removed from our roads and others were deterred from such behavior in the future.


Here are the results of the Friday night checkpoint. One thousand two hundred eighty-five (1285) vehicles were checked; seventeen (17) field sobriety tests were administered; sixty-two (62) citations were issued; and five (5) people were arrested for DWI.

The following citations were issued:

  • twelve (12) for no seatbelt
  • five (5) for no child restraints
  • seventeen (17) for expired motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • four (4) for expired license plate
  • two (2) for driving under suspension
  • two (2) for no motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • four (4) for no driver’s license
  • two (2) for no insurance
  • six (6) for possession of marijuana
  • two (2) for possession of methamphetamines
  • two (2) for open container
  • four (4) for DWI

Participating in this checkpoint were the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office; Louisiana State Police-Troop D; Lake Charles Police Department, and Westlake Police Department.

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