State Representative Charged with DWI Following Reckless Driving Incident

Published 7:25 am Monday, August 22, 2022

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Baton Rouge – On August 21, 2022, shortly after 2:00 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A observed a reckless driver on East Boyd Drive at Burbank Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish.  The vehicle was driven by 40-year-old State Representative Larry Selders of Baton Rouge.   

 The initial investigation revealed that Selders was driving a 2018 Dodge Challenger east on East Boyd Drive when Troopers observed Selders traveling at a high rate of speed while producing a burnout with his vehicle.  Upon coming into contact with Selders, the Trooper suspected impairment and conducted a series of standardized field sobriety tests.  Selders was subsequently arrested for Driving While Impaired (1st Offense), Reckless Operation, and Driving Under Suspension. 

 Selders was transported to the LSU Police Department, where he consented to a chemical breath test, which registered over the legal limit.  Thereafter, Selders was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to be fingerprinted via AFIS and released on summons. 

 Louisiana State Police urge motorists to have a plan in place that includes a designated driver when consuming alcohol.  Alcohol can impair visual ability, alter sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills, and decrease reaction times.  Alcohol can begin to impair a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle after just one drink.  Please choose to not drive impaired or ride with an impaired driver, and always buckle up.