December 11, 2009
ULMPD facility assists area agencies to conduct field sobriety checks
The facility is located at 407 University Ave., just north of DeSiard Street in the ULM parking garage. ULM police dispatchers will notify the on-duty shift supervisor to grant access to any requesting agency that contacts the ULM Police Department at (318) 342-5350.
The garage is under shelter, which allows officers to conduct the test regardless of weather. The rear access may be utilized at officer discretion with both the garage and Intox room monitored by installed video cameras to document the offender’s actions while being tested.
All of the necessary paperwork is available in the testing room, including testing supplies, paperwork and affidavits, said Ellerman, who added that ULMPD officers would be available to provide additional security while testing is conducted, if needed. Ellerman also said ULMPD would make every effort to provide a certified SFST officer for area agencies needing assistance in conducting the test.
“It is our hope that this addition will facilitate a smoother, less time consuming option for area agencies to combat impaired driving,” he said. “We encourage area law enforcement officers to utilize this tool and we look forward to serving our fellow agencies in this vital area.”
Louisiana State Police provided the machine through Applied Technology, a subsidiary of the LSP.