Lafourche's saggy pants law seldom enforced

Lafourche's saggy pants law seldom enforced

Lafourche's saggy pants law seldom enforced

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 26 at 11:19 AM

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 (http://bit.ly/X8nEtU ) 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."

___

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

Print
Email
|