The Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office will conduct an insurance checkpoint on Thursday, June 27, in Lafourche Parish during daylight hours. Along with checking to make sure each vehicle is properly insured, deputies will also be checking to make sure any children in a vehicle are safely and properly restrained.
Motorists who encounter the checkpoint should be prepared to present a valid drivers license and proof of insurance for the vehicle. Any motorists found to not have insurance during the checkpoint will have their license plates removed and could have their vehicle impounded. Per Louisiana statute (R.S. 32:863.1), drivers without insurance have three calendar days to provide proof of insurance, or the license plate and auto registration can be destroyed. The reinstatement fee for a first offense is $50.00, a second fee is $150.00 and any subsequent offenses require a $500.00 fee.