LPSO News Blog
2/17/2014 by Deputy Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the results of Saturday’s DWI checkpoints as well as a special enforcement operation, all of which were conducted in the southern area of Lafourche Parish this weekend. In all, over 50 citations were issued and nine people were charged with DWI offenses.
“We hope these efforts send a clear message to the public as we enter carnival season that we have zero tolerance for impaired driving,” said Sheriff Webre, who also wishes to remind citizens of the “No Refusal” policy in Lafourche Parish. “Anytime a suspected impaired driver refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have the driver’s blood tested.”
Sheriff Webre also noted, “While the number of DWIs on Saturday was higher than normal, deputies encountered more than ten times that amount of responsible citizens obeying traffic and DWI laws. In fact, several people mentioned they had designated a driver for the evening. This was a very encouraging sign for us.”
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