Metro council discusses stricter penalties for drivers who interrupt funeral processions

Metro council discusses stricter penalties for drivers who interrupt funeral processions
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Wednesday night, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council discussed increasing penalties for drivers who interrupt funeral processions.

Councilman Trae Welch introduced the proposal, which would move the fine up to $1,000 or 250 hours of community service.

A motorcycle cop was involved in a crash at the intersection of Cora Drive and Florida Boulevard. (Source: WAFB)
A motorcycle cop was involved in a crash at the intersection of Cora Drive and Florida Boulevard. (Source: WAFB)

This comes after a pair of crashes this year in East Baton Rouge Parish involving motorcycle officers in a procession, including Shane Totty, who was killed while escorting a funeral procession in February. Another motorcycle officer was injured in March, also while escorting a funeral procession.

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