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New Iberia Police to conduct OWI checkpoint

Posted at 2:53 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 15:53:37-04

The New Iberia Police Department will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint inside the city limits of New Iberia.

Officers say the checkpoint will happen on Saturday, May 25, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., somewhere inside the city limits.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol or any other dangerous substance, according to a release.

The New Iberia Police Department says that officers working the checkpoint will respond with zero tolerance to those drivers found to be under the influence. Designate a driver if you intend to drink, not doing so, could result in costly fines and serious jail time.