State Rep. Donna "Kathy" Edmonston is behind bars after being accused of driving while intoxicated on Tuesday.
Officials say Edmonston was arrested by Louisiana State Police on charges of driving while intoxicated and careless operation of a vehicle after allegedly crashing into the back of another vehicle on Airline Highway.
According to reports, the 70-year-old had poor balance and failed a field sobriety test, with her blood-alcohol level at .143.
Edmonston was elected to Louisiana's House of Representatives District 88 seat in Ascension Parish after defeating Brandon Trosclair in a runoff election in November of last year.
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