Although many local citizens have sworn off booze for the duration of Lent, with the exception of the well understood St Patricks Day Party clause, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Department knows vigilance can never rest.

Tomorrow night, February 17 the CPSO will conduct a combination DWI and seatbelt checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish.  It could be anywhere.

The checkpoint operation targets people not wearing a seatbelt and or under the influence of something other than meat and vegetables.

In the past these checkpoints have taken drunk drivers off the road, it has also discovered caches of various illegal substances and is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commision.

Drive carefully and have a safe weekend.