- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish Police Jury member Rick Avery has issued a public apology for his behavior after he was stopped by police for a field sobriety test last month.

He said the video-recorded incident, which included him threatening the jobs of police officers and using a racial slur, happened after he drank a beer while on medication.

The Times of Shreveport reports (https://bit.ly/1TwH1Wj ) that Avery was never charged or booked with an offense. The newspaper cites a Bossier police incident report showing that Avery admitted after he was stopped by police in April that he had had “a few beers.” He was released to a family member.

Avery’s statement of apology says he did not understand at the time the effect alcohol would have when mixed with his medication.


Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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