Tangipahoa Parish inaugurates new program to target litter, DWI offenders to pick up trash


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AMITE, Louisiana — Tangipahoa Parish is inaugurating a new program to target litter by having people sentenced to community service on DWI convictions pick up trash.

Parish President Gordon Burgess told the Parish Council on Monday they will use cameras to identify people who throw litter and large items on the sides of parish roads.

Andy Currier, the parish's building inspector, says on the first and third Saturdays of every month, two five-person teams of DWI offenders sentenced to perform community service will work eight-hour days picking up litter.

He says a parish employee will supervise each team, which will have trucks and litter trailers to complete the assignments.

Currier tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1wJ6FOd ) the parish has obtained four surveillance cameras in an attempt to apprehend litterers.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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