Home / News / Bossier News / Sobriety checkpoint nets four arrests
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.

Digital Edition

click on cover to view digital version
March 19 06:02 PM
Every five years, several ad valorem property taxes are placed before the citizens for renewals that provide basic city services and salaries/ benefits for our first responders and other city employees. The last time this occurred was 2013. In 2017 the taxes expired, and we made the decision to only go out for the taxes when necessary, and not before.
March 19 06:02 PM
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
March 19 06:02 PM
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.

Online Puzzels