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Senate set to discuss fivefold increase for speeding tickets on Basin Bridge

7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, April 05 2022 Apr 5, 2022 April 05, 2022 4:05 PM April 05, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: KATC

BATON ROUGE - The Senate will discuss increasing the price of a ticket to speeding drivers traveling over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. 

The Senate introduced the bill yesterday, which would increase the current first-offense fine from the original $175 to $875. Repeat offenders would be hit with $2,500 and up to 90 days of jail time if the bill passes.

In early March, a man toppled over the bridge after being hit by a driver while checking on a previous accident. The man was rescued by a nearby fisherman. 

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