Troopers warn hunters not to park on interstate to go hunting


POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:39am

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 1:25am

Louisiana State Troopers told hunters today to stop parking on the side of the road to go hunting.

They say outdoorsmen are doing something illegal - leaving their cars on the side of I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and heading into the woods.

Officers say this is dangerous for both the hunter and other drivers on the road.

"It can be very dangerous when cars are trying to get onto the roadway, especially if it's wet out there, tires start spinning,” stated State Trooper Russell Graham. “So there are coming onto the interstate system, at 10-15 miles per hour, into traffic that’s moving at 80 miles per hour. It can be very dangerous."

Troopers say if you leave your car on the side of the interstate to go to the woods, it will get towed.

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