DWI checkpoint planned for Friday

Louisiana State Police will be looking for impaired drivers as the Labor Day weekend approaches. Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 4, from about 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Webster Parish.

They will be looking to get impaired drivers off the roads before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others.

Each year, on Louisiana’s highways, numerous people are killed or seriously injured in automobile crashes that involve impaired drivers. In 2014, 47 percent of the fatal crashes in Troop G involved impaired drivers.

Motorists are asked 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 cell phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.

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