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Jul 1, 2010 7:59 PM by Shawn Kline

Opelousas Family Seeks Justice

The family of a 19-year-old in Opelousas is still waiting to hear from police about a possible arrest in connection with aggravated battery charges from June 13th.
The victim, Joshua Guidry, says a driver tried to kill him while he was riding his bicycle down East South Street in Opelousas.

"I jumped off the bike and he hit the bike and totaled the bicycle," Guidry said.

An incident report was filed by Opelousas Police and it shows pending charges against the driver but the Guidry's haven't heard of an arrest and the medical bills are piling up.

"I'm going to hold the driver responsible until something's done," says Guidry's mother, Rachelle. "Until they pick him up, he's going to be responsible for paying that."

But Opelousas Police say the investigation takes time.

"We're not in the business of charging someone because he or she feels that individual should be charged," Chief of Police Perry Gallow said.

However, Gallow did add there could be an arrest shortly after investigators complete their interviews.
Rachelle and Joshua Guidry, however, say the bills don't have the same deadline.

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