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April 04 10:06 AM

Sobriety checkpoint nets four arrests

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bossier City Police Department, Louisiana State Police and Caddo Sheriff’s Office, screened 246 vehicles in a sobriety checkpoint last Friday evening, March 28.

The checkpoint was located on Highway 71 near Curtis Elementary School in south Bossier and resulted in four arrests and seven citations for various offenses.

The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. Friday and ended at 4 a.m. Saturday in order to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or to others and to increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired.

“Compliance with Louisiana driving laws is our ultimate goal in order to keep everyone safe on the road,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

Motorists are also encouraged to report impaired drivers to law enforcement at any time. The message is clear: “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

The sobriety checkpoint was conducted through a $14,040 grant awarded to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.

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