Posted: Aug 3, 2012 6:44 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Aug 3, 2012 6:45 PM
Two women were seriously injured while working in a donation booth in Port Barre. The booth was located on the center line of a Saizan Ave. while the women collected money from drivers for the Annointed Children of Christ Youth Group. Police Chief Deon Boudreaux said it's common for different organizations to use the booth to collect donations.
Because of the seriousness of the accident, Port Barre police called in State Police. They charged Randy Guillory with driving left of center, 3rd offense DUI and two counts of negligent injury. Witnesses told Port Barre police they saw Guillory swerving, nearly hitting other vehicles, before he crashed into the booth. The posted speed limit is 25 mph and police don't know how fast Guillory was driving. He filed a field sobriety test, which tests for narcotics, said Boudreaux. A urine sample was taken and will be tested at the State Police Crime Lab.
Chief Boudreaux will discuss possibly stopping organizations from using the booth in the middle of the roadway. He doesn't want to ban the booth, because he says too many organizations benefit. He just wants it to be places in a safer place.