Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle was arrested early Thursday and charged with DWI, according to a WWL-TV report.
Hingle, just released from federal prison for bribery and mail fraud, was arrested by New Orleans police officers after he blew by a stop sign at Girod and Tchoupitoulas streets in the Warehouse District, police spokesman Tyler Gamble said.
Hingle refused to take a breath test, Gamble said.
Hingle spent nearly four years in federal prison for taking bribes from Aaron Bennett, the crooked businessman whose firm had received a contract to manage construction of the parish's new jail.
More details to come.