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Louisiana State Police
Monday July 2nd, 2012 :: 11:30 a.m. CDT


DWI Checkpoint - Vermilion Parish

For Immediate Release

July 2, 2012
Vermilion Parish Sobriety Checkpoint
On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, Louisiana State Police, along with the Abbeville Police Department, will conduct a DWI Checkpoint in Vermilion Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers as well as aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants.
Troopers have a zero tolerance for impaired persons found to be operating a motor vehicle. Troopers remind drivers that impairment is not only caused by alcohol. If a driver is found to be under the influence of certain narcotic medications, illegal substances, or certain over-the-counter medication they too can be arrested for DWI. If you plan to drink make sure you designate a driver.
If you see an aggressive or impaired driver you can report them by calling *LSP (*577) or your local law enforcement agency.
For More Information Contact:

Tfc. Stephen Hammons
Louisiana State Police
Troop I- Public Affairs

Louisiana State Police
7919 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 225-925-7765

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