DWI checkpoint planned in St John the Baptist Parish

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, September 30, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Office officials announced deputies will conduct a DWI checkpoint sometimes this week at an undisclosed location in St John the Baptist Parish.

The checkpoint will be manned by the Sheriff Office and Louisiana State Police Troop B as an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.

A specific date and time will be released later in the week.

The consequences of drinking and driving can be costly no matter how many drinks you have consumed.

The task of stopping impaired drivers is a joint effort of law enforcement agencies and the public. By never allowing an impaired driver to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and reporting dangerous drivers to law enforcement, the public can play an important role in the reduction of crashes caused by impaired drivers.

Making poor decisions in a vehicle, such as driving impaired, driving while distracted or not wearing a seat belt lead to serious injuries and deaths every day across the state.

Making the responsible decision can mean the difference between life and death.