State Police arrest State Rep. for DWI

UPDATE:

State Rep. Larry Selders responds:

“On Saturday night, I was stopped by the Louisiana State Police and subsequently charged. I hold the trust of my family and constituency in high regard and remain committed to maintaining that trust.

As a father and husband, I personally understand the importance of driving safely. And as a public servant I take the responsibility to keep my community safe seriously.

Let me be clear, I am committed to making better decisions and I also encourage the community at large to use this as an example to do the same.

I am humbled by the outpouring of support and I ask for your prayers for my family during this time.”

ORIGINAL:

On Aug. 21, 2022, shortly after 2:00 am, Louisiana State Police Troopers saw a reckless driver on East Boyd Dr. at Burbank Dr. in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The vehicle was driven by 40-yr-old State Representative Larry Selders of Baton Rouge.

The initial investigation revealed that Selders was driving a 2018 Dodge Challenger east on East Boyd Dr. erratically when Troopers observed Selders traveling at a high rate of speed while producing a burnout with his vehicle.

When trooper finally came into contact with Selders, the trooper suspected impairment and conducted a series of standardized field sobriety tests.

Selders was 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 registered over the legal limit.

Selders was booked to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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