The Bossier Sheriff’s Office recently ran a sobriety checkpoint on Aug. 18 to Aug.19, in the 1700 block of Airline Drive.
There was a total of 701 vehicles stopped and screened for impaired drivers. Out of that number, nine drivers were given the field sobriety test and six intoxilyzer tests. Four drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated, while eight citations were issued for different traffic violations such as driving under the suspicion, no insurance, child restraint, open container, expired registration, and expired motor vehicle registration. One driver was taken off the streets and arrested for drug possession, with the intent to distribute Schedule 1 Marijuana and introduction of contraband into a penal Institution.
Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisted by troopers with the Louisiana State Police, officers with the Bossier City Police Department, and the Caddo Parish sheriff’s Office.
Bossier deputies noted several intoxicated subjects utilized more drivers for hire than driving themselves.
Motorists are encouraged to report impaired drivers to law enforcement at any time in support of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The Bossier Sheriff’s Office can be reached 24 hours a day at 318-965-2203.
The sobriety checkpoint was conducted as part of a grant awarded to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.