Apr 18, 2013 6:13 PM by KATC
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz is reminding citizens to be safe during Prom season.
"Celebrations for occasions such as proms and graduations are in full swing during the next 6 weeks. We want to urge revelers to enjoy themselves but to be aware of the strict consequences of underage drinking, and drinking under the influence. Additionally, all alcohol beverage outlets that sell alcohol are put on notice that Sheriff Deputies will enforce all laws relative to underage sale of alcohol to minors vigorously."
There will be increased patrols for the enforcement period starting April 19th stated Guidroz.
"We want to remind St. Landry residents that underage drinking is a serious offense with strong consequences. Adults/Parents can be prosecuted for hosting underage drinking parties. It unlawful for anyone under 21 to buy, consume or possess any alcoholic beverage. Penalties include fines, loss of driver's license, and jail time," Guidroz added.
To report a driver that may to be impaired or an underage drinking party, call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-948-6516 or St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS.