Police: Drunken elf arrested in traffic stop

Published On: Dec 17 2013 10:32:29 AM HST   Updated On: Dec 17 2013 08:24:00 AM HST
Brandon Touchet

Lafayette Police Department

Brandon Touchet


Clad in a festive costume, a man was arrested in a traffic stop on suspicion of being intoxicated, according to Lafayette police.

Lafayette police said a man, identified as 34-year-old Brandon Touchet, was dressed as "Buddy the Elf" from the popular Christmas movie "Elf" when he was pulled over in a traffic stop about 2:35 a.m. Sunday.  He was pulled over when officers said he was going 60 mph in a 40 mph speed zone.

According to police, Touchet couldn't keep his balance after getting out of his vehicle. Touchet's eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred, according to KATC.

Touchet registered as having a blood alcohol level of .124 when he submitted to a breathalyzer test, according to police.

Touchet was charged with operating while intoxicated and excessive speeding. He was released on a $1,500 bond.


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