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.