VILLE PLATTE – The Ville Platte City Council and Mayor Jennifer Vidrine warned residents law enforcement is going to crack down on slabbing.
Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said at this week’s council meeting that the city already has an anti-slabbing ordinance on the books that carries a fine of up to $200. She said she spoke with Police Chief Neal Lartigue and his officers will be on the look out for slabbing violations.
The ordinance states the jeans of an individual cannot be low enough to reveal undergarments. However, Councilman Taranza Arvie said he has seen residents slabbing with gym shorts under their jeans and the language in the ordinance may not be clear enough.
An amendment was proposed to change to language to state jeans shall not be more than three inches below the waistline, regardless if undergarments are visible. A public hearing on this amendment has not been set at this time.
The council also discussed loud music.
Pam McGee, the city’s Main Street director, said loud music is a problem in the city. Councilman Arvie agreed, stating there are times when he can hear music from passing vehicles while in his home.
Lartigue said his officers are currently targeting loud music violations and warned that a loud music violation means jail time, not just a citation.
Lartigue stated loud music falls under the charge of disturbing the peace and anyone found violating this law will be arrested and their vehicle will be towed if there are no other licensed drivers in the vehicle.