Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Highway Safety Checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Wednesday, May 14. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, expired/suspended driver's licenses, and other violations.
This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.
A total of 494 vehicles passed through the last Highway Safety Checkpoint which occurred on the southbound lane of LA Highway 1 north of the City of Thibodaux. During that checkpoint, deputies reported the following violations:
- 3 expired motor vehicle inspection stickers
- 1 vehicle with no inspection sticker
- 5 seat belt violations
- 1 illegal window tint