DWI checkpoint planned for uptown New Orleans

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New Orleans police will use a sobriety checkpoint to look for drunk drivers in the Uptown area from 9 p.m. Wednesday February 29 to 5 a.m. Thursday March 1, authorities said.

Details from the NOPD news release:

As required by the Louisiana Supreme Court, the New Orleans Police Department is issuing a public advisory regarding a DWI Checkpoint.

Tonight, the New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DWI Checkpoint beginning at approximately 9:00 P.M. and concluding at approximately 5:00 A.M. in the Uptown area. Motorists will experience minimal delays and should have proper documentation, i.e., proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license if requested.

Superintendent of Police Ronal Serpas said, “I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver if you are going to consume alcohol.”

In Louisiana an arrest for DWI poses an immediate threat to your freedom, finances and hard earned reputation. If you face DWI charges you should immediately retain a qualified and experienced attorney to defend you throughout the complicated process. Failure to obtain timely representation could forever prejudice your ability to fight the charges.

If you or anyone you know has been arrested for a DWI, call Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias right now for a free consultation at 504-717-2093. Our New Orleans lawyers are experienced in DWI defense and will help you protect your rights.

Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias is a firm that defends the rights and freedom of people accused of DWI and DUI in Greater New Orleans, and the River Parishes and Louisiana. We are determined advocates who aggressively defend people accused of drunk driving.

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