Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint beginning during the evening hours of Saturday, April 19 in Lafourche Parish. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. The checkpoint will begin Saturday night and end during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 20.
Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will lose their driver's license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years. Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their driver's 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 person's blood tested.