Douglas A. Begnaud, 42, accused of speed van attack
Apparently perturbed that a SafeSpeed van had tagged him for
speeding Friday night as he drove down Ambassador Caffery Parkway,
42-year-old Douglas A. Begnaud of Scott allegedly approached the van
and began yelling at the operator.
When the operator opened the
door to the vehicle, Begnaud allegedly grabbed the operator, then
returned to his truck and rammed the speed van multiple times, pushing
the van into a ditch. On Monday morning Begnaud turned himself in to
local law enforcement officials and was charged with simple criminal
damage to property and simple battery.
Let’s just say SafeSpeed
reps had very little doubt the alleged perp would be caught. “The
violator left before police arrived,” SafeSpeed’s customer relations
manager, Christina Barnes, wrote in a Saturday e-mail to LCG’s Tony
Tramel notifying him of the incident. “But we captured his plate and a
good face shot, which the police are already using to help locate him."
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.