La. State Police To Conduct Seat Belt & Sobriety Checkpoint In Calcasieu Parish
"Our mission will be to ticket vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained or who choose not to properly restrain children in the vehicle as well as to remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others."
La. State Police will be conducting a seat belt compliance and DWI checkpoint on Saturday at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. It'll last from about 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Spokesman Trooper Sgt. James Anderson says they are simply enforcing state law, which requires ALL people inside a vehicel to be restrained properly, no matter where they are in the vehicle.
"Last year, 58 percent of vehicle occupants who died in crashes in our state were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash."