State Police to conduct DWI checkpoint

REGIONAL —In an effort to combat impaired driving in the area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to participate in a multi-agency DWI checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 30, from approximately 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier 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,” Louisiana State Police said in a press release.

Each year on Louisiana’s highways, numerous people are killed or seriously injured in automobile crashes that involve impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists. In 2016, 52 percent of the fatal crashes in Troop G involved impaired drivers and nearly 60 percent involved motorists that were improperly restrained or not restrained at all. Motorists are asked to designate a sober driver and buckle up.

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