BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Police want everyone to have fun on game day, but also want people to obey the alcoholic beverage laws.
Music, food, and games will be the many things you will see at a tailgate on Saturdays in Baton Rouge, but more times than none you will see people sipping on alcoholic beverages. Some of those having a drink or two may be underage college students.
Cpt. Cory Lalonde with the LSU Police Department said almost every year nearly 200 people are arrested for underage drinking on campus, the majority of the arrests happen on game day.
"Our uniform officers as well as the other agencies are out," said Lalonde. "If they see any individuals they believe or come across that is possibly of underage drinking, they will deal with it as they see it."
Authorities want people to enjoy the festivities, but Lalonde said it is important to play by the book.
"We want people to be out here and to have fun and enjoy the game day experience, but the laws are laws and we are going to enforce as we see need be," added Lalonde.
If you do suspect someone underage is drinking, find a nearby officer so they can check things out.