Former Louisiana Republican Senator Elbert Guillory Arrested On DWI, No Insurance Charges


Former Louisiana State Senator and Opelousas Attorney Elbert Guillory was taken into custody, over the weekend, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to police.

Deputies arrested Guillory with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office following a late-night crash in LA. 357 near its intersection with McCarthy Road.

According to State Police Public Information Officer Tropper Thomas Gossen, Guillory ran a stop sign and crashed into a vehicle around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

No injuries were reported.

Following the crash, Guillory exchanged information with the other driver and left, troopers say. That prevented a hit-and-run charge.

He was later pulled over by deputies who requested a field sobriety.

“He refused a breathalyzer and was taken into custody,” Gossen said, which triggers a one-year suspension of your driver’s license under Louisiana law.

Guillory was charged with 1st offense DWI, failure to yield, and no insurance.

Because all charges are misdemeanors and no person received any bodily harm, Guillory was fingerprinted, issued a ticket, and released on a summons to appear in court, Gossen said.

A former member of the Louisiana State Senate (May 2009 – January 2016) Guillory represented District 24 as a Republican.

He previously served from 2006 to 2009 as state representative for District 40.

The former Senator is currently an attorney at his private law office.