Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Seat Belt Checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Wednesday, November 19. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.
A total of 581 vehicles passed through the last seat belt checkpoint which was conducted on Wednesday, November 12 along LA Highway 3185 near its intersection with Talbot Avenue in Thibodaux. During the checkpoint, deputies reported the following violations: 4 seat belt violations, 1 child restraint violation, 7 expired motor vehicle inspection stickers. Additionally, one individual was issued a summons for Simple Possession of Marijuana.