Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Friday, September 20 in Lafourche Parish. During DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. The checkpoint will begin Friday night and end during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 21.
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.