Avoyelles Parish has been identified in the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) Traffic Problem Identification as a high incident area for motor vehicle fatal and serious injury crashes. In an effort to reduce impaired driving in our area, The Bunkie Police Department, the Louisiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the weekend of September 25, 2009 weather and traffic conditions permitting, in the city limits of Bunkie.
The mission of these agencies involved will be to intercept and incarcerate impaired drivers before they can cause injury or death to themselves, their passengers, or members of the public. Drivers are less likely to drive impaired when they recognize the increased probability of law enforcement action. We are asking the public to make the mature decision and to designate a sober driver. Remember, "You drink, You drive, You lose"!
To report aggressive/impaired driving call The Bunkie Police Department (318-346-2664, or LSP (*577), from your cellular phone or call the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office at 253-4000.