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The Shreveport Police Department has teamed up with the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police to hold a DWI checkpoint.

Unfortunately, the holidays are a time when a lot of people tend to overindulge in alcohol and this checkpoint is scheduled for the weekend before Labor Day. Remember, it's never okay to drink and drive. Make sure before you start your celebrations that you have a sober driver lined up or a ridesharing app ready to go on your phone.

The Shreveport Police Department’s Field Services Bureau has scheduled a DWI checkpoint starting on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 10 pm and running through Saturday morning, August 27, 2022, at 3 am at an undisclosed location. The campaign is a concerted effort to get impaired drivers off our roads and protect Louisiana families from the danger of drunk drivers. However, while they're targeting impaired driving, the checkpoint will not be limited to any one offense.

In addition to the Shreveport Police Department's Field Services Bureau, the Shreveport Police’s DWI Unit, Radar, Unit, Office of Special Investigations, Warrants Unit and Auxiliary Unit will be involved as well as the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police. The Regional LHSC “BAT Mobile” will also be in use. In short, they're pulling out all the stops!

The funds to conduct the sobriety checkpoint are thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.

Citizens are always encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers. The Shreveport Police Department can be reached by calling (318) 673-7300 or 911 in case of emergency.

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