LeVette Fuller

LeVette Fuller booking photo.

SHREVEPORT, La. - A Shreveport City Council member was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated and texting while driving.

According to city jail records, LeVette Fuller, 41, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. by Officer J.D. Smith near her home in the 500 block of Kirby Place.

The city councilwoman was released from jail on her own recognizance.

The arrest report filed by Smith said he saw a 2017 Fiat in the middle of the roadway without any lights on. Smith said he could smell a strong odor of alcohol in the car and from Fuller's breath. Fuller told the officer she was going too fast around a curve while texting and hit a parked car.

According to Smith's report, Fuller stated she had consumed two to three glasses of wine.

The report said Fuller was taken to the police state, where another officer conducted the leg stand and walk and turn tests. Fuller refused to give a chemical breath sample.

Fuller was elected last year to her first term in office.

A KTBS reporter stopped by Fuller's home on Kirby Place shortly before noon. A man answered the door and said she was unavailable. 

KTBS has reached out to Fuller's fellow council members for reaction. Council Chairman Jerry Bowman Jr. responded: "Councilwoman Fuller, as well as all other citizens are entitled to the presumption of innocence until the matter is fully adjudicated in a court of law." 

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