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Sobriety Checkpoint screens 246 Vehicles, Nets 4 Arrests

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SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 246 VEHICLES, NETS 4 ARRESTS

The Bossier Sheriff Office, along withBossier City Police Department, Louisiana State Police and Caddo ParishSheriff's Office, screened 246 vehicles in a sobriety checkpoint late Fridayevening.  The checkpoint was located onHighway 71 near Curtis Elementary School in South Bossier and resulted in fourarrests and seven citations for various offenses.

The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. Friday and ended at 4 a.m. Saturday inorder to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they causeinjury or death to themselves or others and to increase public awareness to theseriousness of driving while impaired.

"Compliance with Louisiana driving laws is our ultimate goal in order tokeep everyone safe on the road," said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

Motorists are also encouraged to report impaired drivers to lawenforcement at any time.  The message isclear – "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 LouisianaHighway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.

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