Funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the parish on Friday, June 29th.

The purpose, of course, is to target individuals driving under the influence of narcotics and/or alcohol. These random checkpoints have been effective in discouraging citizens from impaired driving.

No one wants to stop us from having a little fun, but we must be responsible and vigilant in having someone who has been sipping on soft drinks to motor us around.