The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office has received a grant provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Sheriff Craig Webre said the grant will assist with LPSO's efforts to raise awareness and enforcement of occupant protection and impaired driving.

Sheriff Webre said they'll be able to use the money to make the parish safer.

“This funding will allow us to supplement our regular patrol efforts,” said Sheriff Webre. “It will allow us to help ensure people are traveling safely and place additional deputies on the road to watch for dangers such as impaired drivers.”

The grant will also provide funding for LPSO's seat belt and DWI checkpoints - through Sept. 2020.

It will also provide funding for saturated patrol efforts where deputies will be patrolling the highways targeting impaired driving.

While these efforts will continue throughout the year, there will be a special emphasis during national campaign periods such as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.

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