WWL-TV report: Ex-Plaquemines sheriff, just out jail, arrested for DWI in New Orleans _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle leaves the federal courthouse in New Orleans Wednesday, July 3, 2013 after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.


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.