St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office conducts seat belt checks

Sgt. Jorge Vargas issues a citation to a motorist for not wearing their seat belt on April 26, 2017, near the corner of Center Street and St. Bernard Highway in Arabi.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies have been on extra patrols throughout the parish in conjunction with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s 2017 “Buckle Up In Your Truck” initiative, which began April 21 and wrapped up on April 27.

“One of the safest choices drivers or passengers can make is to buckle up their seat belts,” Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “Otherwise, you’re risking serious injury or death. You may not see an accident coming, and, in just that moment, your life can be over because you didn’t do something as simple as buckle your seat belt.’’