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NOPD To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

Janet Wilson
The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Dec. 27.

For the third Friday in a row, the New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

The NOPD's Traffic Division will conduct the checkpoint at an undisclosed point in Orleans Parish, beginning Friday, Dec. 27, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The checkpoint will last until about 5:00 a.m. the next morning.

The police department says in a press release that motorists encountering the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.

The NOPD is required by the state Supreme Court to give public notice of a sobriety checkpoint, but not its location.

"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas was quoted as saying.

Jason Saul served as WWNO's Director of Digital Services. In 2017 he took a position at BirdNote, in Seattle.

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