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Louisiana councilman charged with third DUI

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 05 2018 Jun 5, 2018 June 05, 2018 1:33 PM June 05, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: The Daily Comet

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.

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