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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day, about 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes. That's one person every 52 minutes.

When you consider the wave of panic that COVID 19 has brought on, it makes you wonder why the vast numbers of deaths brought about by drunk driving haven't caused the same pandemic style environment.

Driving while impaired is just dumb. And obviously it is against the law. And the Caddo Sheriff's Department is doing what they can to keep these drivers off the road.

Though we are not provided the exact location, we were asked by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office to publicize that they will hold a safety checkpoint from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am tomorrow, Friday, April 2, somewhere in the northern part of Caddo Parish.

Of course, the checkpoint is intended to make parish roads safer and reduce traffic deaths and injuries by identifying alcohol and drug impaired drivers, seat belt violators, and other traffic offenders.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Just remember, it is NEVER a good idea to drink and drive, but certainly not tomorrow night in north Caddo Parish.


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