Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is in recognition of April being Underage Drinking Awareness Month.
The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and to reduce the number of fatal and injury related crashes in St. Tammany Parish.” Sheriff Randy Smith said, “We want people to know that we are out there, not just this weekend, but every day looking for drivers that are under the influence, and we hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent. If you choose to consume alcohol, don’t drive. Have a designated driver or call a cab. If all options fail, call us and we will find you a safe ride.”