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Unfortunately, the holidays are a time when a lot of people tend to overindulge in alcohol. It's been a long, hard year and most of us a ready to for the holidays because not only are we excited about Christmas, we're happy to be done with 2020. Remember, it's never okay to drink and drive. Make sure before you start your celebrations that you have a sober driver lined up or a ridesharing app ready to go on your phone.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducing a sobriety checkpoint this weekend. Their 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' checkpoint will take place Friday, December 11, 2020, starting at 9 pm and ending early Saturday morning at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish. The campaign is a concerted effort to get impaired drivers off our roads and protect Louisiana families from the danger of drunk drivers.

The funds to conduct the sobriety checkpoint come thanks to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for DWI Enforcement.

Lt. Bill Davis, Public Information Officer for the Bossier Sheriff's Office says, “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. Troopers with Louisiana State Police will assist."

Citizens are always encourage to report suspected impaired drivers. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office can be reached 24/7 by calling (318) 965-2203.

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