Narcotics Officer Arrested for DUI after Wreck
Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in DUI/DWI, Local Issues
Police responded to a traffic accident on Old Spanish Trail to find a fellow officer already at the scene. The driver of one vehicle was an undercover narcotics officer for St. Tammany Parish who could not pass a breathalyzer test.
The officer’s name and picture are not being released as it could endanger his family and fellow undercover agents. Despite his anonymity, he has resigned from his post in order to preempt termination. Given the nature of his job, the sheriff’s office could not ignore any indication of substance abuse or dependency.
The tandem of criminal charges and resignation is necessary but unfortunate as this was a first offense DUI and no one was injured. The officer will be paying for his mistake for a very long time.
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