Sheriff Craig Webre is reminding residents that the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct two checkpoints this week in Lafourche Parish. A seat belt checkpoint will be conducted during the daytime hours of May 31, 2018. That will be followed by a DWI checkpoint which will continue into the early morning hours of June 1, 2018. These checkpoints are being conducted as part of the Click-It or Ticket campaign which runs through June 3, 2018. The campaign is aimed at increasing the national seat belt usage rate and is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During the seat belt checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues, including but not limited to seat belt usage. Remember that Lafourche Parish is a “No Refusal” parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person’s blood tested.
Sheriff Craig Webre thanks citizens for buckling up and asks for patience and cooperation when passing through these checkpoints and for recognizing the importance of raising awareness for safety issues.