DWI Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday, September 11
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday night, September 11, which will continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, September 12.
During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test will lose their driver's license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years.
Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their driver's license is suspended because of another DWI offense will face automatic prison time. Lafourche Parish is also a "no refusal all the time" parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a Breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person's blood tested.
Posted on Wed, September 9, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette