LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) will be increasing patrols over the Labor Day weekend.

The sheriff’s office has partnered with other local law enforcement agencies in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Law enforcement will be at checkpoints in the parish to protect citizens from drunk drivers. Information on the checkpoints was not released.

LPSO says grant money from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will fund overtime for the officers participating in the campaign. The sheriff’s office urges drivers to use caution on the road and follow all Louisiana traffic regulations.

In Louisiana, any driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) above .08 percent is considered intoxicated. Louisiana drivers who refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test face immediate and harsher penalties that can include suspension of a driver’s license for up to a year.