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Seatbelt, DWI checkpoints slated for Friday

Seatbelt, DWI checkpoints slated for Friday

Lafourche Parish deputies will conduct a seat belt checkpoint during the evening of Friday, February 26 and a DWI checkpoint will begin Friday night and continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, February 27. D

During the seat belt checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. 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” parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person’s blood tested.