Three underage women arrested during DWI crackdown for 4th of July holiday

Three underage women arrested during DWI crackdown for 4th of July holiday
Photos provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 10:28am

Three underage women spent the 4th of July behind bars after they were caught drinking and driving, according to police reports.

Alexandra Acosta, 19, of Baton Rouge; Kelsi Walker, 19, of Denham Springs; and Macy Sanders, 17, of Greenwell Springs; were all arrested for first offense DWI. Both Acosta and Walker were arrested by the Baton Rouge Police Department, and Sanders was arrested by the Louisiana State Police.

All law enforcement agencies have increased manpower for DWI checkpoints. The goal is to curb the increase of fatal crashes typically seen during the 4th of July holiday.

"Vehicle crashes tend to increase during holiday periods when traffic is heavier and drivers participate in parties and other events that include alcohol consumption,” Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, said. “The message we are sending to motorists is: Enjoy your Independence Day celebration but don't even think about getting behind the wheel if you've been drinking."

The effort among law enforcement has seen positive results thus far. There have been no fatal crashes within East Baton Rouge Parish this week.

Officials say there were roughly 25 DWI arrests in the Baton Rouge area between Wednesday and Thursday.

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"Sean" it must suck to be you if you have to post comments like that in order to feel better about yourself. I agree with Marcelle, WHY ARE THESE PICS POSTED WVLA? NOT condoning this, but all 3 were 1st offenses and they will answer to all the legal/financial/name in paper/family consequences. Also, they have been charged only, not found guilty. How many of the 25 arrested were repeat DWI offenders? Those are the pics that SHOULD be posted. Please do the right thing and remove these pics.

I am sure they have made their parents so proud of their little darlings for learning a wonderful habit, now go and pay their bonds and oh yeah bring them a drink I am sure they are thirsty by now. Maybe a night in jail will expand their gray matter and they learn something from it along with no lic. for a while. Thats something that will stick with them for a long time, not to mention the cost increase of car ins. Louisiana already has the highest ins. rates in the country now you know why.

Why would you publish the photos of these young girls? I don't condone drinking and driving, but we all make mistakes. These young girls made a serious mistake and it will cost them dearly as they deal with their misdeeds. This is not news. Let their parents and the legal system handle this.

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