Night time is particularly dangerous. Across the country, impaired driving fatalities spike during the night hours. During the 2010 July 4th holiday period, more than 80% of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities took place at night time (from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.).
To save lives on our roadways, Louisiana State Police Troop B and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint in West Jefferson Parish on Saturday, July 7, 2012, beginning at approximately 8:00 PM. Troopers and Deputies will be working together in an effort to keep impaired drivers off our roadways and ensure everyone’s safety.
Here are a few simple tips to avoid a drunk-driving disaster:
*Plan a safe way home before the fun begins
*Before drinking, designate a sober driver
*If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public
transportation so you are sure to get home safely
*If you happen to see a possibly impaired driver on the road, do not hesitate to
contact the Louisiana State Police by dialing *LSP (*577) on your cellular phone
*If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys
and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.