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LDWF issues 142 citations in Allen Parish

By Crystal Price - bio | email

MITTIE, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents issued a total of 142 citations on the Ouiska Chitto River in Allen Parish during the months of May, June and July 2010.

These citations consisted of boating safety patrols, surveillance for illegal drug activity, littering and underage consumption of alcohol.

LDWF agents said with the persistent law enforcement presence, there has been a significant decline in underage drinking and littering on the Ouiska Chitto River in recent years.

"Our number one citation has been the possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21," said Lt. Jesse Savoie with LDWF. 

Agents issued a total 78 citations to possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21.

"The penalties for this crime is a fine of up to $100," said Savoie.

Savoie said the LDWF addresses this aggressively because the underage drinking can be taken from the water straight onto the highway.

"If they consume alcohol all day on the river and they leave in their vehicle then that creates a problem on the highway," said Savoie.

While the scenic Ouiska Chitto River is utilized by up to 1,000 people a weekend, wildlife agents said safety on the water is their top priority.

"We're keeping it under control and based upon our coordinated effort with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office we're providing sufficient man power to address any of the problems," said Savoie.

Other citations issued this summer include 9 drug citations, 24 glass container citations, and seven boating citations.

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