Lafayette, LA— Lafayette police report that on February 6, 2017, at approximately 7:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to the Fatima Church at 2319 Johnston Street in reference to a vehicle that had struck the church building. The driver of the vehicle, Christopher Guillot (11/4/69), was arrested for O.W.I and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property after he drove his vehicle into the front doors of the Fatima church building. Narcotics were a factor in the crash. No one was injured in the crash.
Church was occupied; students were due from school just minutes after the crash
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The incident happened just a few minutes before students and parents began arriving at the adjacent Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.
Principal Herb Boasso said he already was on campus at the time.
“I was checking to make sure it was isolated and not something we needed to worry about for the school,” Boasso said. “We were able to get a message to the parents to let them know that we would operate as normal because they were already calling and were worried about it. The police did a really good job of taking care of it quickly and making sure everybody was safe.” MORE