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Louisiana council member arrested on traffic charges

July 4, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Shreveport have arrested a City Council member on charges of drunken driving and texting while driving.

KTBS-TV reports that jail records show 41-year-old LeVette Fuller was arrested near her home about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

She was released on her own recognizance. The TV station reports that a man who answered the door at her home said she was unavailable for comment.

A police report says the woman told an officer she was driving too fast around a curve while texting and hit a parked car.

The officer wrote that Fuller and her car smelled like alcohol. He found the vehicle in a road without its lights on.

Fuller was elected to the Shreveport City Council last year. She didn’t immediately respond to a Facebook message seeking comment.

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