BOSSIER CITY, Feb. 8, 2018

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that their officers will be operating a DUI checkpoint at an “undisclosed location” in Bossier Parish. The Sheriff’s Office stated their checkpoint will begin around 10 P.M. Saturday night and will run into early Sunday morning.

“The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others, as well as increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired,” The Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

In addition to Sheriff’s Office deputies, Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police officers will also assist.

“Motorists are encouraged to report impaired drivers to law enforcement at any time in support of ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ The Bossier Sheriff’s Office can be reached 24 hours a day at 318-965-2203.”

The checkpoints are being paid for by a grant that was awarded to the Parish by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.