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.

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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.