OWI checkpoint scheduled in Lafayette on Friday night

In order to keep the streets of Lafayette safe, the police department will be conducting an OWI checkpoint within the city limits.

The purpose is to target impaired drivers or those under the influence of alcohol or dangerous substances. The checkpoint will take place Friday night, between 9 pm and 3 am.

Officers at the checkpoint will implement zero tolerance for offenders. If found in violation, it could cost you fines or even serious jail time.

The Lafayette Parish Police Department reminds residents if they do plan on going out to drink, to have a designated driver.

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