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Jun 8, 2012 7:29 PM by Steven Albritton

Ville Platte Residents Told to Keep Pants Up, Music Down

Slabbing and playing loud music in your car is illegal in Ville Platte. More than 50 signs are going up around the city reminding residents of the laws.

"We're trying to bring back respect to the city and also trying to make it a quiet zone because you do owe the citizens of Ville Platte peace and you do owe them respect," Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said.

Slabbing, when you wear your pants well below your waist or sagging, has been a big problem in Ville Platte with both young people and adults according to the Mayor. Music being played too loudly has had residents complaining to the police.

"There will be citations issue and arrests if necessary because we've had too many complaints of the loud music. We feel the public has the right to enjoy the peace of their residence," Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue said.

Fines will be around $200 each offense. If you're caught a third time with your music too loud, your car will be confisacated. If any minor is brought in sagging their pants, they will be arrested and their parents will have to come pick them up and pay the fine.

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