JPSO: Deputy injured in crash; reserve NOPD officer charged with DWI

JPSO: Deputy injured in crash; reserve NOPD officer charged with DWI

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy suffered a broken leg Monday night when he was involved in a car crash with an intoxicated reserve NOPD officer, according to the sheriff's department.

A spokesperson for the JPSO says around 11:15 p.m., detective Steven Quaintance was involved in an accident in the 6600 block of Airline Drive in Metairie.

Quaintance, who was on-duty, was traveling on Airline Drive. As he neared a crossover in the 6600 block, 72-year-old Woordrow Stewart turned into the path of Detective Quaintance's vehicle, authorities said.

Quaintance sustained a broken left leg and was transported to East Jefferson Hospital.

Traffic investigators noticed Stewart had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He submitted to a breath test which revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .115g%.

Stewart, who was uninjured, was placed under arrest and booked with DWI, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, vehicular negligent Injuring and no seatbelt.

Stewart is a reserve NOPD officer.  NOPD Internal Affairs came to the First District, took possession of his badge and ID and placed him on emergency suspension.

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