AG goes to hospital for tests after minor crash

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell

TALLULAH, LA (WAFB) - The Office of the Louisiana Attorney said AG General Buddy Caldwell is in the hospital after a minor single-car crash Wednesday morning.

Louisiana State Police reported the crash happened on US 65 south of I-20 near Tallulah around 7:15 a.m. Troopers said Caldwell told investigators he started feeling light headed and nauseous, and then the next thing he knew, he was talking to some people with his car off the road.

Trooper Albert Paxton with Troop F said the driver of a car that was behind Caldwell reportedly told investigators Caldwell was driving along fine, then his car unexpectedly went off the road and hit a tree.

According to a news release from the AG's office, Caldwell is being examined at Madison Parish Hospital. He is reportedly conscious, alert, and appears to be in fine condition, but doctors are running tests as a precaution. His office added it expects him to be released later in the day.

Paxton added the trooper who responded to the crash felt impairment was not a factor in the crash and did not perform any tests at the scene.

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