The West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office demoted and suspended without pay a high-ranking captain after he tried to interfere with a deputy issuing a speeding ticket.

During a traffic stop on Oct. 29 around 1:30 a.m., Capt. Michael Taylor urged the deputy to not write a ticket, West Feliciana Parish Chief Deputy Randy Metz said.

That landed him two weeks suspension without pay and demotion from the position, he said.

Taylor had previously been suspended for misusing a fuel card that was issued to the Sheriff’s Office .