Designate a sober driver if are going to drink and buckle up.

These are two responsibilities that we as drivers have to not only keep others safe on the roadways but ourselves as well.

And, as simple as it can be to live up to those responsibilities, many drivers fail to do so every day. That is how headlines like this are all too common in Louisiana:

Louisiana State Police made the arrest in that case. Troopers are also the officers who are conducting a sobriety and seat belt checkpoint tonight (Thursday, April 28). It will be from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Acadia Parish.

Our mission will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others," says a statement in the news release from State Police. "Additionally, we will be checking vehicles for unrestrained motorists and occupants in an effort to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.

If you see an impaired driver, you are encouraged to call State Police at *LSP (*577) or dial 911 to report the driver.

Sobriety Checkpoint, La. State Police
Sobriety Checkpoint, La. State Police

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