WEST BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Brusly Police Department says a Louisiana woman pulled over for speeding lied to the officer who stopped her by claiming she was headed to a serious motor vehicle accident as part of her duties as a civil servant.
According to the arrest affidavit, a traffic stop was made around 10 p.m. March 16. The officer initially gave Angela Clayton Chelette, 46, the benefit of the doubt and believed that she was handling official business as a work release deputy for the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and employee of the West Baton Rouge Parish Assessor’s Office.
But after looking into her claim that “there was a serious disturbance/motor vehicle accident at the redlight” near LA-1 and Main Street, the officer said he realized there was no wreck. He concluded that Chelette lied to get out of a traffic ticket.
After Chelette was arrested on March 20, a separate affidavit states that she “made threatening comments toward and about” a law enforcement agent, stating, “He (Affiant) won’t have a job for long after this.”
Chelette was charged with one count of public intimidation and retaliation (felony), one count of false communication with the intent to cause an emergency response (felony), one count of false personation of a peace officer (felony) and one count of maximum speed limit (misdemeanor).
Records indicate Chelette was an employee of the East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor’s Office, but law enforcement maintains that she was not headed to a serious disturbance/motor vehicle accident when she was pulled over for speeding in Brusly.
Additionally, when asked about Chelette’s employment with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the agency said, “She no longer works with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.”