Checkpoint results in 3 charged with DWI

PORT VINCENT, LA (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said a sobriety checkpoint conducted Sunday night resulted in 66 arrests and citations.

The checkpoint was placed at the intersection LA 16 and LA 447 in Port Vincent beginning at 8 p.m.

Deputies said of the 635 vehicles that passed through, 13 field sobriety tests were administered, resulting in three people charged with DWI.

Three others were charged with open container violations.

Four people were arrested on drug charges.

Two others were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Authorities said another 54 people were cited for various other reasons. It was violations like expired inspection stickers, no seatbelt, no child restraint, etc.

LPSO said a federal grant to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission paid for the overtime to conduct the checkpoint.

Several local law enforcement agencies assisted.

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