According to spokesperson for the Bossier City police department Mark Natale, officers dont need a decibel meter to write a ticket for a noise violation. Natale says under Louisiana law they can determine if a car with a modified exhaust is too loud by using their own discretion. "As with a lot of enforcement issues much of it comes down to an officers own discretion in making a decision." Bossier resident Arnold Radermacker owns a Nissan with a modified exhaust. He says the Bossier police department pulls him over on a regular basis. "It got to the point that we were getting harassed really bad." Radermacker says everytime he gets a ticket he has to pay a fine of up to one hundred and twenty dollars. Raderamacker tells us when he gets pulled over for a noise violation he never sees a Bossier police officers use a decibel meter. "Problem is they cant test the loudness on the street like that. When you have window tints they come out there with their tester and say hey your tints are too dark they give you a ticket. With this case they dont know how loud it is from stock or after market." So what do Bossier police officers do when they pull someone over for a noise violation to prove they are guilty? Natales response "So the officers makes that determination if that vehicle is in violation of that ordinance. Than that officer articulates his or her observation in a court of law and the judge makes the ultimate decision on whether or not an individual is found guilty." Thats why drivers we spoke with who own these cars with modified exhaust feel theyre being picked on.