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Summer sobriety checkpoints planned for BRPD

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago July 01, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 Monday, July 01 2013 July 01, 2013 3:34 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police announced plans today for increased sobriety checkpoints around Baton Rouge not only during the Independence Day holiday, but the rest of the summer as well.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the department plans to hold several DWI checkpoints and increased patrols starting today and running through July 6.

After that, McKneely said sobriety checkpoints would continue on a weekly basis through the end of the summer.

Sobriety checkpoints like these are typically paid for by government grants which cover the overtime officers rack up while on patrol.

News 2's Ryan Naquin gets answers on how these patrols are being funded. He'll have that story at 10 p.m.

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