NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett was arrested Sunday morning on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Operation, according to the sheriff’s office.
Brossett was booked into the New Orleans jail around 6 a.m. on Sunday. He was released by 10 a.m., according to the sheriff’s website.
The councilman serves District D, which include the Ninth Ward and Gentilly. He was elected to office in 2014.
NOLA.com released a video from the scene of the accident showing Brossett after he crashed:
A witness who lives near the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, said he was sitting on his porch facing the Interstate 10 West on-ramp when he saw a black SUV with police lights cross the avenue’s neutral ground and hit another car, according to NOLA.com.
FOX 8 reached out to Brosset’s office for comment.