State Police will conduct a sobriety and seat belt checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish on Friday, August 23 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Troop D says that the checkpoint is an effort to combat impaired driving and will be in an undisclosed location in the parish.
In addition to cracking down on impaired driving, troopers say that they will be checking vehicles for unrestrained motorists and occupants. The check, according to Troop D, is to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.
Motorists are encouraged to designate a sober driver and buckle up.
To report impaired drivers, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location or dial 911 to contact their local law enforcement.