Former New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas arrested after crash

NEW ORLEANS– A former New Orleans City Council President was arrested Thursday afternoon after being involved in a car accident in New Orleans East.

According to the NOPD, officers responded to an accident with injury shortly before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Read Boulevard and Dwyer Road.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that Oliver Thomas, who was driving one of the cars involved, had an outstanding traffic attachment in St. Charles Parish and was driving on a suspended license.

Thomas has responded to the crash and his arrest. Read what he had to say about it here.