A prominent local politician is due in court today. Shreveport Council woman LeVette Fuller is scheduled to be in a Caddo District courtroom today.

She is to be arraigned on DWI charges along with a charge of texting while driving. She was arrested July 4th Shreveport police. This was in the police report:

"(SPD officer) observed a 2017 Fiat 500X om the middle of the roadway in the 500 block of Kirby Pl without any lights on. I made contact with Mrs. Fuller and at that point in time I could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath and person. Fuller stated to me that she was going to [sic] fast around the curve while texting a male friend and hit a parked vehicle. Fuller also stated that she consumed 2-3 glasses of wine."

The case was moved from City Court to District Court because the City Council handles funding for the City Court system.

Fuller issued this statement after her arrest:

No one is above the law, and our actions and choices have consequences. When I chose to drive myself home, I made two awful mistakes, and like anyone, I will face the consequences of my actions. Texting while driving is never ok. Driving under the influence of any amount of alcohol is never ok. I’m absorbing the seriousness of these charges and I’ve learned a life- long lesson. I want to thank the Shreveport Police department for their fair and professional handling of this situation. I expect to be treated as any member of our community and am not privy to special privileges. I humbly accept and appreciate the countless messages of prayerful support. I am dedicated to earning and restoring the public’s faith in me moving forward as the public servant elected to represent District B.

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