Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has received funding to assist with awareness and enforcement of occupant protection and impaired driving. The funding is provided through a grant by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
The grant will provide funding for saturated patrol efforts wherein deputies will be patrolling the highways targeting impaired driving. It will also allow for seat belt checkpoints and DWI checkpoints when deemed appropriate in the future. While these efforts will continue throughout the grant year, there will be a special emphasis during national campaign periods such as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
The first campaign will be “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” It begins December 18, 2020, and will last through January 1, 2021, centered around the Christmas and New Year holidays. Additional deputies will be patrolling the streets of Lafourche Parish during this period looking to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.