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Louisiana lawmaker who crashed into parked vehicle avoided sobriety test

By Alex Hammer For Dailymail.Com,


A councilwoman who crashed into a parked vehicle and left the scene late last year was never cited nor subject to a sobriety test - after she called the town's police chief shortly after being pulled over and he intervened.

The crash happened minutes before midnight on November 12, and reportedly came as Kayla Menard Reaux, a councilwoman in Louisiana , was on her way home from a visit with the aforementioned chief - who physically came to the scene after her call.

A lifelong resident of Youngsville - the city she currently serves - Reaux is also the daughter of the town's former police chief Earl Menard, who was replaced by current top cop Rickey Boudreaux in 2014.

Previously unseen bodycam footage shows Reaux, 41, cracking jokes, letting off expletives and giving officers contradictory answers as they question her about the crash - which left both hers and another woman's cars undrivable.

That woman, Youngsville resident Sherri Guidry, said she was awoken to the sound of a deafening crash and blinding lights that night while sleeping on the guest bed of her friend's Sugar Mill Pond home.

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She says she is still working to pay a $25,000 repair bill after no sobriety test was administered to the councilwoman and no citation was issued, despite footage now showing Boudreaux arriving at and surveying the scene after Reaux was pulled over.

'You been drinking?' the first responding officer ask Reaux in the recently surfaced 15-minute clip, which was never released by the Youngsville police department but published.

'No. Yes. Possibly,' responds Reux, who explains she had just driven back from Alabama with her son who is considering attending college in Birmingham.

The officer, however, surveying the apparent damage wrought by the driver, appears less than convinced.

'It's a yes or no question,' he responds flatly.

Reaux, cradling her face in her hands at a point but appearing somewhat undeterred, proceeds to answer: 'No. '

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