Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is suing the Bowling Green neighbor who admitted to attacking him while he was mowing his lawn last year for medical and attorney fees. Rene Boucher broke five of Paul’s ribs and bruised his lungs in a sneak attack last fall. The lawsuit, filed Friday, requests a permanent no-contact order, even though Boucher was already ordered to avoid contact with Paul and pay a $10,000 fine. Earlier in June, Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 100 hours of community service for the assault. Boucher attacked the Kentucky politician in November when he saw Paul pile up debris between their two lawns. The retired doctor and democrat, who faced up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, said he “lost his temper” and tackled the senator, but denies that he assaulted Paul because of political differences.
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