06 November, 2017
Boucher, of Bowling Green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a misdemeanor.
Sen. Rand Paul has spoken out about his assault at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, saying he and his wife are grateful for the support they've received in the wake of the incident. He sold and appeared alongside his invention on QVC, the home shopping channel.
WAVE 3 News was also able to confirm Boucher was a registered Democrat, but that registration in Rhode Island was canceled. He's being held on $5k bond at the Warren County Detention Center.More news: Plane carrying OKC Thunder dented by bird while landing at Midway
Boucher is an anesthesiologist who has recently been recovering from injuries sustained in a bike accident, according to sources close to Paul.
When officers arrived, KSP said, their investigation determined that Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, had allegedly assaulted Paul intentionally causing a minor injury. The statement said Paul was "blindsided" by the assault but Cooper did not provide further details. The senator did not see Boucher approach as the properties of Paul and Boucher are adjacent.
State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges told The Associated Press that he couldn't reveal any other details of the assault because of security issues.
"He's pretty much the opposite of Rand Paul in every way", Bullington said in an interview.