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UPDATE: Driver in E Broussard crash booked with DWI

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Posted at 5:37 AM, May 15, 2023

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have booked the driver in a recent crash with DWI.

Earlier today we reported that a passenger was in critical condition following a crash on E. Broussard Road that happened about 3:30 a.m. Monday. That person remains in critical condition in an area hospital.

Following an investigation, police believe the crash happened in the 200 block of E. Broussard Road; the vehicle was traveling east, crossed the center line and struck two mailboxes, a culvert and a utility pole.

Signs of impairment were observed, and a warrant was obtained for a blood sample to be taken.

The driver, Racheal Lynn Chapman, 43, was booked with first-offense OWI, First degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring, and Careless Operation.

This incident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Unit.

The utility pole that was hit belonged to Entergy, so residents in the immediate area may be without power. If possible please avoid the area due to travel lanes on E. Broussard Road being closed.