In an effort to combat impaired driving in the area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from approximately 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish.
Their mission will be finding and removing impaired drivers from the road 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% 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 cellular phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.
Support for this checkpoint is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.