Following complaints, police raid Tigerland bar

Authorities raided “The House” bar on 1003 Bob Pettit Blvd. last Friday in response to a number of complaints that bars in the Tigerland area were serving alcohol to people younger than 21, according to Baton Rouge Police.

The Juvenile Underage Drinking Enforcement team, made up of officers from Baton Rouge Police, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies and the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control, issued summonses to 16 people in the raid. Nine of the summonses were for purchase and public possession of alcohol by someone under 21 years old, two were for misrepresenting their age to get alcohol and five were for picture identification required for entrance to a place that serves alcohol.

The Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control also issued a number of violations to the business related to allowing people younger than 21 to drink alcohol and failing to check for legal identification.

Three booked in EBR on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Renee Hoyt, 29, 112 Holmes Blvd., Terrytown, first-offense DWI improper lane usage, criminal damage to property and resisting an officer.
  • Vicki Spiller, 53, 34623 Buck Carroll Road, Walker, first-offense DWI, ignition interlock device off and failure to control a vehicle.
  • Courtney Thompson, 29, 8450 Jones Street, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.