APD asks public to refrain from using off-road vehicles on streets, roadways
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB/APD) - The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help in refraining from using four-wheelers, side-by-sides and other off-road vehicles on Alexandria’s streets and roadways.
As the weather gets warmer and spring and summer breaks approach, APD historically gets an increase in calls and complaints about off-road vehicles operating on the streets and roads in the city.
The presence of off-road vehicles on the street creates a serious safety hazard.
APD is advising the public that officers, along with help from other law-enforcement agencies, will be actively and aggressively issuing citations to the operators of these vehicles for violation of Louisiana Revised Statue (LRS) 14:99.2; “Reckless Operation of an Off-Road Vehicle”.
The off-road vehicle will also be towed, and proof of ownership will be required before it is returned to its rightful owner. APD has contacted local prosecutors and judges, to assure all citations and/or arrests, are prosecuted.
APD is concerned with the public’s safety, as well as the safety of the operators of the off-road vehicles. APD is asking the public’s assistance in addressing this ongoing problem. They ask that the public report all sightings of off-road vehicles on streets and roadways.
If anyone has any information about off-road vehicle being ridden on the street or roadway, or any other type crimes in the Alexandria area, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at phone number (318) 441-6416, or APD Dispatch (318) 441-6559.
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