Bienville Parish to set up DWI checkpoint

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 11:39am

In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Bienville 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.

Last year, Troop G investigated 27 fatal crashes. Of those 27 crashes, 6 (22%) involved impaired drivers (alcohol and/or drugs). Motorists are asked to remember to designate a sober driver before traveling to any place where alcohol will be consumed. Drive sober or get pulled over.

To report impaired drivers, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.

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

 

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