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Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator wants to make sure our roads are safe for law-abiding citizens and he's not playing around. That's why this Friday evening, Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021, Caddo Parish is holding a safety checkpoint. I think it's safe to say we all know that it's never okay to drink and drive. Adulting can really stink at times, but it's on us to make sure that before we start drinking we have a sober driver lined up or a rideshare app ready to go on our phones.

This Friday's safety checkpoint will be held in northern Caddo Parish from 10 pm to 2 am at an undisclosed location. Prator's office says the 'checkpoint is intended to make parish roads safer and reduce traffic deaths and injuries by identifying alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, seatbelt violators, and other traffic offenders.' The policing is a part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign and law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk or drugged driving.

The funds to conduct the safety checkpoint are thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has said before, “Drunk driving is unacceptable, and it takes lives, including those of innocent people. It’s that simple.” Indeed. Drive sober or get pulled over.

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