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Louisiana councilman charged with third DUI

June 5, 2018

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A town councilman in Louisiana has been charged with his third DUI.

The Daily Comet reports 39-year-old Wayne Bourgeois Jr. was arrested Sunday following a car wreck in Thibodaux.

State Police Trooper First Class Jesse LaGrange says the Lockport councilman crashed around 3 a.m. Sunday after crossing the centerline and side-swiping another car. The other motorist suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Bourgeois wasn’t injured.

Bourgeois says he regrets the incident. He says he stands by his decision, which in this case was the “not-so-smart decision to drive not feeling that I was impaired as I was.” Bourgeois was elected to the council in 2016 and also serves as the town’s assistant fire chief.

He’s set to appear in court on July 6.


Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com

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