A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detective was injured in an accident with a reserve New Orleans Police Department officer who was over the legal alcohol limit, JPSO said in a news release.
Around 11:15 p.m. Monday, JPSO detective Steven Quaintance, who was on-duty, was traveling west in an unmarked JPSO unit in the 6600 block of Airline Drive in Metairie, JPSO said in a news release.
As Quaintance neared a crossover, Woodrow Stewart, a 72-year-old Metairie man traveling east on Airline Drive, turned into the path of Quaintance’s vehicle, JPSO said.
Quaintance broke his leg in the accident and was transported to East Jefferson Hospital.
A traffic investigator noticed that Stewart had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, JPSO said. A field sobriety test was performed, and Stewart submitted to a breath test, which revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.115 percent.
Stewart, who was uninjured, was arrested and booked on DWI, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, vehicular negligent injuring and no seatbelt.
Stewart, a reserve NOPD officer, was placed on emergency suspension and stripped of his badge.