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Feb 26, 2013 10:57 AM by AP

Lafourche's saggy pants law seldom enforced

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Lafourche's saggy-pants law has been enforced fewer than 50 times since its 2007 creation.

The law bans "indecent exposure" of a person's "below-waist undergarments."

Records show 45 people have been ticketed in the law's five-year existence.

Sheriff Craig Webre tells The Courier his deputies use discretion when enforcing the law and have also handed out a number of warnings.

Webre says the law is often enforced when someone is being charged with a separate crime.

The ordinance seeks to target a person who "intentionally wears and displays his or her below-waist underwear" or "displays the skin under which said below-waist underwear was intended to cover."

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