Deputies cracking down on illegal vehicles on roads

Donaldsonvillecityhall 2015

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Captain Rick Bergeron issued a stern warning Tuesday concerning complaints received about illegal vehicles on area roadways.

Along with nicer spring weather has come a spike in calls over off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and three-wheelers, being driven illegally on city streets.

Over the last few weeks, deputies have issued four warning tickets, three citations, and arrested one person for resisting.

"We take it very seriously," said Bergeron, who oversees westbank patrols.

He added that safety is a major concern, as one of the illegal off-road vehicles was involved in an accident.

The unlicensed vehicle operators range from "children to adults," Bergeron said.

"If we find out who it is, we will show up at your house," he added.