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State Rep arrested by State Police, cited for DWI

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 21, 2022

A state representative has been arrested and cited for DWI.

State Police say they saw a reckless driver on East Boyd near Burbank Drive near LSU. The 2018 Challenger was traveling east at a high rate of speed "while producing a burnout with his vehicle."

The vehicle was driven by 40-year-old State Representative Larry Selders of Baton Rouge, troopers say.

Upon coming into contact with Selders, a Trooper suspected impairment and conducted a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Selders was subsequently arrested for Driving While Impaired (1st Offense), Reckless Operation, and Driving Under Suspension.

Selders was transported to the LSU Police Department, where he consented to a chemical breath test, which troopers say registered over the legal limit. Selders was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to be fingerprinted via AFIS and released on summons, troopers say.

'Louisiana State Police urge motorists to have a plan in place that includes a designated driver when consuming alcohol. Alcohol can impair visual ability, alter sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills, and decrease reaction times. Alcohol can begin to impair a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle after just one drink. Please choose to not drive impaired or ride with an impaired driver, and always buckle up," a release states.