Bossier Sheriff’s Office Sobriety Checkpoint Results

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May 30, 2024 by Ryan Hadden

On Saturday, May 25th, Deputies with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 4700 block of Palmetto Road in Benton. A total of 568 vehicles were screened during the operation. 27 drivers were administered field sobriety tests and none of them were deemed to be impaired. Sheriff Whittington is proud to report that there were zero arrest made for DWI and no citations were issued by deputies.
“These sobriety checkpoints help raise public awareness of impaired driving which helps reduce the number of alcohol related/impaired crashes every year. These checkpoints are meticulously planned and coordinated to remove impaired drivers from the highways and roads which makes it safer for everyone,” said Sheriff Whittington. “Out of the all the people contacted by deputies during the checkpoint, no one was arrested for being impaired. This is proof positive that the public understands the dangers of impaired driving and that these checkpoints help keep the roads in Bossier Parish safe.”
This checkpoint was conducted as part of a grant awarded to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The public is encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers 24 hours a day by either dialing 911 or calling the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office directly at (318) 965-2203.