Over this past weekend, The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint as part of the nationwide "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" initiative.

According to a news release from Sheriff Julian Whittington:

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Saturday evening into Sunday morning in the 4,000 block of Airline Dr. Officers screened 505 vehicles and made four arrests. Louisiana State Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office also assisted.

The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. Saturday and ended at 4 a.m. Sunday in order to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others and to increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired.

“Compliance with Louisiana driving laws is our ultimate goal in order to keep everyone safe on the road,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

Motorists are also encouraged to report impaired drivers to law enforcement at any time. The message is clear – “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

The sobriety checkpoint was conducted through a $14,040 grant awarded to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.