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Capitol security system claims another car

4 years 4 months 4 days ago Friday, April 17 2015 Apr 17, 2015 April 17, 2015 5:15 PM April 17, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Another vehicle was stopped short by the new Capitol security system Friday as it tried to leave a parking lot.

Authorities said a House staffer was trying to follow another vehicle out of the Southwest Lot at the Capitol when the security poles deployed and caught under its front bumper, lifting it off the pavement.

"They are operating the way they are supposed to," said Lt. JB Slaton with Louisiana State Police.

Slaton said the woman was checked out by paramedics and didn't require an ambulance ride to the hospital.

The same thing happened to lawmaker Paul Hollis, a Covington Republican, whose car was also caught by the new system on the first day of the legislative session. Hollis suffered a broken wrist.


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