As the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off this week, the Louisiana State Police Troop D is set to conduct a seat belt compliance and sobriety checkpoint on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish between 9 pm and 3 am. The mission is to "ticket vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained or choose not to properly restrain children in the vehicle as well as to remove impaired drivers from the highway before they cause injury or death to themselves or others", said a media release.

It is required by law in Louisiana for ALL vehicle occupants to be properly restrained, day and night. “Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing motorists can do to minimize the likelihood of serious injury or death in the event of a crash." In other words, you should wear your seat belt on every trip you make in your vehicle, no matter what.

Also, no one should ever drive after drinking. Always specify a designated driver, or call yourself a cab, tow truck, or a Lyft. Save yourself going to jail, or worse, deadly consequences.

If you suspect someone is driving impaired don’t hesitate to dial *LSP (*577) from your cellular device or contact a local law enforcement agency immediately.