Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, flashed an honorary badge issued by the DA’s Office at a Covington police officer who pulled him over as Reed tried to drive an inebriated woman away from a Covington restaurant on Sunday night, police confirmed.
Despite Richard Reed’s claim that he had the situation under control, the officer insisted on speaking to the woman, 30-year-old Natalie Dicharry, who was slumped over in Reed’s back seat, according to Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz.
Police were seeking Dicharry because managers of The Chimes Restaurant said she had become belligerent while at the bar.
When an officer arrived at The Chimes, he was informed that Dicharry had left in Richard Reed’s car, which the officer spotted at a nearby red light. The officer pulled Reed over in a shopping center parking lot, Lentz said. Reed “exited the vehicle and handed the officer a wallet badge from the District Attorney’s Office,” Lentz said.