As we get ready for the July 4th weekend, La. State Police Troop I say they will be conducting a DWI "No Refusal" checkpoint on Friday in Acadia Parish.

"The reason for implementing the “No Refusal” checkpoint during the at the start of the 4th of July weekend is based on the nationwide trend during certain holiday periods when alcohol consumption increases, such as Memorial Day, July 4th, Mardi Gras, Labor Day, etc.," says spokesman Master Trooper Brooks David. "This has been addressed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by educating the public about the dangers of impaired driving, increased patrols and checkpoint programs. The loss of life associated with impaired drivers causes a tremendous amount of grief to survivors for the remainder of their lives."

Trooper David says they will be aggresively patrolling the highways the entire holiday weekend keep you and the roads safe.

"This 4th of July, enjoy the festivities and help make this a safe holiday," says Trooper David.