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 ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving.
The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
Sheriff Randy Smith and the STPSO remind residents to make a plan before enjoying Mardi Gras festivities and stick to it. Designate a non-drinking driver or arrange in advance for a safe ride home.
Sheriff Smith says, “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 to drinking and driving. Please make responsible decisions that will ensure a safe and enjoyable Mardi Gars for everyone. 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.”
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