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Lt. Governor Candidate Elbert Guillory Arrested

Opelousas attorney Elbert Guillory, who earlier this year announced his campaign for Louisiana lieutenant governor, was arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department over the weekend on several charges that State Police say resulted from a two-vehicle collision near Opelousas.

According to a State Police report, Guillory has received a summons to appear in court on charges of first offense DWI, failure to yield and no insurance, after Guillory allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test requested by troopers who investigated the vehicle incident off McCarthy Lane in Opelousas.

Guillory, the State Police report indicates, was taken into custody by troopers on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a collision occurred at the intersection of La. 357 and McCarthy Lane, which intersects the highway.

No injuries were reported due to the wreck, according to a report published Monday night on the KLFY News website.

The website report also indicated that Guillory apparently exchanged information with the individuals operating the other vehicle involved in the accident before Guillory allegedly left the scene.

KATC-TV on its website reported that troopers began investigating the accident further after State Police responded to a call that an accident had occurred at the McCarthy Lane and La. 357 intersection.

Guillory has operated a private law practice in Opelousas after he served in state government from 2006 to 2016.

From 2009-2016 Guillory, a registered Republican, represented District 24 as a state senator.

Before becoming a state senator, Guillory also represented St. Landry Parish as a District 40 state representative.