LSP readies 120 troopers for All-Star Weekend
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said Thursday they would have more than a hundred troopers in the New Orleans area this weekend for the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend.
LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said they would partner with the New Orleans Police and State Fire Marshal's Office to ensure citizens and visitors in the area remained safe. He said 120 troopers would be in the area, and would be aggressively patrolling for drunk drivers.
"We will be visible and proactive in our patrols while serving as ambassadors to the citizens and tourist as they enjoy the All-Star festivities," Edmonson said Thursday.
LSP warned drivers to expect increased traffic in and around New Orleans, and asked visitors to take precautions with their valuables and ID. People can report aggressive drivers or those they suspect are impaired by dialing *LSP (*577) from their cell phone.