Sheriff Craig Webre announced a DWI checkpoint is scheduled for Friday night, December 30, 2011 in the southern part of Lafourche Parish. Deputies and officers from other agencies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired and checking for other traffic safety issues including proper seat belt usage. Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will lose their drivers license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years.
Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their drivers license is suspended because of another DWI offense will face automatic prison time. Lafourche Parish is also a no refusal all the time parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that persons blood tested.