Woman crashes through police barricade in Thibodaux

Woman crashes through police barricade in Thibodaux
Taylor Michelle Burdis. Source: Thibodaux Police
Smashed barricades near the scene. Source: Thibodaux police
Smashed barricades near the scene. Source: Thibodaux police

THOBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - A woman is facing multiple charges after crashing her car through police barricades in Thibodaux over the weekend.

According to Thibodaux Police Chief Bryan Zeringue, Taylor Burdis, 29, was driving her Volkswagen Jetta around 1:30 a.m. when she left the road and struck several police barricades and a police mobile camera unit at Canal Blvd. near Jackson Street.

Burdis told officers that she tried to avoid hitting a pedestrian on a bicycle, which caused her to leave the roadway.

According to a witness of the crash, they didn't see a pedestrian on a bicycle crossing the roadway at the time of the crash.

Officers noticed that Burdis was displaying signs of intoxication so they had her perform a standardized field sobriety test, which she performed poorly, according to the report.

Brudis admitted that she had a few drinks before leaving a bar, but felt she could drive.

Officers also learned that Burdis was driving with a suspended license after previously being convicted of a DWI.

Burdis was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where she is being held on a $1,450 bond. She was charged with her second DWI, operating a vehicle while under suspension, possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, and careless operation.

Burdis had a BAC of .168g%.

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