"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"
Public Service Announcement
EPSO TEAMS UP WITH LOUISIANA HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION TO HELP MAKE EVANGELINE PARISH SAFE
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department along with other Law Enforcement Agencies will be working this upcoming "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat impaired driving. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Administration has rewarded the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office with a grant to conduct DUI patrols within the parish. We will be conducting DUI patrols utilizing this grant from August 20, 2021 through September 6, 2021. There will be a Safety Checkpoint for Impaired Drivers set up somewhere in Evangeline Parish on September 3, 2021 from 8pm-4am.
In 2017, more than 40 percent of the motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana were alcohol related. Operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances remains a major cause of vehicle crashes, serious injuries and fatalities in Louisiana. All law enforcement officers work diligently throughout the year to identify impaired drivers and get them off our roadways.
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department received a grant from LHSC and this will be the first year that the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's office will be participating in the "DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER "campaign. We are very excited to be teaming up with other Law Enforcement Agencies across the state, making the roadways safer for the citizens of Evangeline Parish.
Sheriff Charles R. Guillory would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable year! "Remember if you are going to drink, have a designated driver".