Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Workplace held a sobriety checkpoint in an effort to maintain space roads protected. The sobriety checkpoint was attainable due to a grant awarded to the Bossier Sheriff’s Workplace from the Louisiana Freeway Security Fee.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Workplace stated the purpose of the checkpoint was to determine and take away impaired drivers from the highway earlier than they trigger damage or dying to themselves, or others. The Sheriff’s Workplace introduced the checkpoint earlier than the weekend, however by no means talked about the placement of the checkpoint, to extend public consciousness of the seriousness of driving whereas impaired.
In response to a launch from the Sheriff’s Workplace, BSO deputies and Louisiana State Police troopers performed the sobriety checkpoint Could 29 within the 6000 block of Freeway 3 in Benton, with greater than 600 automobiles screened. However even with all of these vehicles being screened, the variety of arrests was extraordinarily low.
In actual fact, the checkpoint resulted in only one DWI arrest.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Workplace says they performed 23 standardized area sobriety exams whereas screening 605 automobiles, which all occurred on the twenty ninth, between the hours of 8pm and midnight. Additionally they issued one visitors quotation for an unrestrained little one who was driving within the entrance seat.
In a launch from the Sheriff’s Workplace, Dep. Ryan Rhodes stated:
“The arrest quantity was unusually low, however we’re hopeful meaning we have now been profitable in delivering our public message that the Bossier Sheriff’s Workplace has a zero-tolerance coverage concerning impaired driving. Voluntary compliance with the DWI legal guidelines of this state has been the principle purpose of all our impaired driving operations, and I imagine voluntary compliance is what we noticed Saturday night time.”
On the Shreveport aspect of the Crimson River, the Shreveport Police Division has announced a DWI/seatbelt checkpoint for the first full weekend of June.
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