June 29, 2022  |  09:58 am

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 part of the state-wide proactive “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over July 4th Special Wave,” aimed at combatting impaired driving.

The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. 

“We encourage everyone to make wise choices, not just this holiday weekend, but all the time,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “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 home.”

The Sheriff’s Office will have extra deputies on our roads and waterways over the long holiday weekend conducting proactive DWI patrols throughout the parish.