Baton Rouge police offer safety tips for the holiday

Baton Rouge police offer safety tips for the holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. Officials also want to remind residents about the laws as well as offer these safety tips.

· Fireworks are illegal everywhere in the city of Baton Rouge as well as East Baton Rouge Parish, and will be confiscated if found. Violators could also face criminal charges.

· Law enforcement will strictly enforce the law against anyone found firing a gun into the air.

· Patrols will be actively looking for drunk or impaired drivers on roadways across the city and there will be several sobriety checkpoints.

For those planning to attend fireworks display in downtown Baton Rouge, officials recommend you arrive early and use all available routes into downtown including River Road, North Street, Laurel Street, and other options.

Remember no ice chest, tents, or pets are allowed into the festival grounds.

There will be more than 100 uniformed officers and zero tolerance for criminal activity.