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Troop G checking seat belts Saturday

by Minden Press-Herald

Claiborne Parish — In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a sobriety / seat belt checkpoint on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from approximately 10 p.m. to midnight at an undisclosed location in Claiborne 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,” Glenn Younger of Troop G said.

“Additionally, we will be checking vehicles for unrestrained motorists in an effort to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.”

Each year on Louisiana’s highways, numerous people are killed or seriously injured in automobile crashes that involve impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

In 2017, 60 percent of the fatal crashes investigated by Troop G involved impairment and 64 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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