The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control suspends the license of Reggie’s Bar near the LSU campus following a sting operation by Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says officers patrolled Tigerland after learning of fights that were taking place in the parking lot of the strip of bars.
“While out there they observed a lot of underage individuals in the parking lot, which led them to believe they may possibly be going inside the bar,” McKneely said.
McKneely says officers made 37 arrests during the Monday night sting operation. He says 16 of those arrested were between 16 and 18-years-old. He says a variety of charges were handed down, all misdemeanors.
“We had open containers. We had individuals entering the business with fake IDs, some with no IDs. One was resisting,” McKneely said.
Reggie’s Bar has had its alcohol permit suspended, and the ATC is scheduled to discuss the matter in an emergency hearing next week. McKneely says they want to make sure everyone is safe and having fun responsibly.
“Those businesses will be held liable for their actions, and we’re just asking that participants out there that are going to have a good time and the businesses maintain some sense of responsibility,” McKneely said.