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JPSO alerts drivers about weekend checkpoint

Deputies in Jefferson Parish announce a sobriety checkpoint for Saturday, March 7 (AP image) Deputies in Jefferson Parish announce a sobriety checkpoint for Saturday, March 7 (AP image)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - In an effort to prevent alcohol-related injuries and fatalities, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office released details of an upcoming sobriety/seat belt checkpoint.

According to a news release, deputies will be stationed at an undisclosed location on the east bank of Jefferson Parish on Saturday. The checkpoint will be in force between the hours of 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

The news release also included a reminder from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for all motorists to buckle up and not to drink and drive. Anyone who does plan to drink is reminded to choose a designated driver.

JPSO says any motorist who is stopped and found to be under the influence will be arrested.

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