Hundreds attend annual BR traffic amnesty day
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered during Baton Rouge's annual "amnesty day" for a chance to pay traffic tickets and work with judges on-site to resolve their district and city court warrants without having to risk arrest.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III and Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle told local media outlets that between 1,200 and 1,500 showed up Saturday.
More than 100 employees from multiple government agencies staffed the event. Officials estimate members from the various agencies were only able to address between 250 and 300 people.
Those who didn't manage to get in the door received "rain checks" that allow citizens the same opportunity this coming week.
Officials say the day sparked ideas on how to handle such a large crowd more efficiently in the future.
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