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Off-duty NOPD Officer Arrested for Driving While Impaired

October 22, 2013

An off-duty officer has been placed on Emergency Suspension without Pay after being arrested for “Driving While Impaired” last night in Gretna.

An off-duty Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy spotted Officer Lindy Collins driving erratically in his personal vehicle on Stumpf Boulevard near Gretna Boulevard at about 5:30 last night.  Collins’ vehicle struck a curb, which caused one of the front tires to blow out.   

The off-duty deputy got out of his personal vehicle, approached Collins and determined he was incoherent. The deputy, who was assisted by an off-duty New Orleans Police officer, stayed with Collins until members of the Gretna Police Department arrived.  Gretna officers placed Collins under arrest for Driving While Impaired.  

As is NOPD protocol, Deputy Chief Arlinda Westbrook immediately placed Collins on Emergency Suspension without Pay pending the outcome of a Public Integrity Bureau investigation.   

Collins most recently served in the Fourth District.  

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 Contact:  Remi Braden

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Last updated: 10/23/2013 12:11:04 PM

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